The Brisbane coffee tour in November was a bespoke tour that we arranged for a group of family and friends. This tour combined their love of coffee and beer. The vibe was jovial and joker-full. Merlo Coffee conducted a cupping session, The Coffee Roaster explained the art of creating a blend and The Catchment Brewing Co. guided us through their range of craft beers.
Frith at Merlo Coffee presented four single origin beans from South and Central America, Africa and Asia. As we circled around the cupping table, sipping and slurping, we shared stories of how the flavours in coffee brought back childhood memories.
At The Coffee Roaster it was our duty to create a blend. Firstly, David brewed up four single origin filter coffees for us to sample and try to distinguish different flavours. We then split into two teams to decide which coffee and to what percentages we would blend the beans for roasting. David then demonstrated the Chinook Air Flow Coffee Roaster while roasting both teams signature blends. We all had a bag of our blend to take home and enjoy later. A tasty morning tea put us in good spirits for the walk ahead.
Last stop to quench our thirst after a hot walk was The Catchment Brewing Co. Russell gave a brewery tour and the lowdown on brewing beer while we sampled the beers brewed fresh on the premises. Not forgetting this was a coffee tour we brought out some home cold dripped coffee and combined it with the beer to bring back memories of Christmas Brew Fest 2015. This also gave us ideas for Brew Fest 2016, our last tour of the year!
Thanks to venues for looking after the group and creating a special day. Thanks Ray (Ray’s Gone Beans) for capturing the moments with your camera.
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