Take a master class in coffee at the Museum, with tastings from from Stumptown Coffee Roasters, founded in food-and-coffee mecca Portland, Oregon. This after-hours historical and culinary journey will be led by Nick Kirby, head of Training and Education for Stumptown Coffee in New York, and includes coffees from Indonesia, Thailand, and Ethiopia expertly paired with chocolates, fruits, teas, and honeys to enhance the flavors of the coffees. Engage your senses as you taste your way through the culinary history of coffee and explore roasting and brewing techniques via hands-on stations and Museum artifacts in the Hall of Asian Peoples.
Coffee Tastings include:
Ethiopia Duromina - Tasting Notes: Lemonade, hops and peach juice intertwine in this syrupy cup.
Bies Penantan - Tasting Notes: Clove, fernet and white pepper accents expand into a foundation of creamy cola and prune sweetened by brown sugar in this cup.
A special Thai Iced Coffee Blend
Tastings for Culture Salon: Coffee are provided by Stumptown Coffee.