Michelle and I were treated to a very cool event “Geographic Considerations for Coffee” that took place this morning at Starbucks Bacolod City. I would be lying if I did not admit I have this thing for Starbucks, but this Starbucks is very special as there are many Coffee Masters here who love their jobs.
Every time I walk into this Starbucks there everyone says hello, not just to me, but to everyone. You are treated to the same chorus of good-byes at the end of your stay when you are headed back on your journey.
This morning Coffee Masters – GreenyLou and Vina explained where the various coffee regions are in the
world. They also explained about the temperatures of water, if coffee pressing how long the water needs to steep before you actually do the press. Did you know that 4 minutes is the amount of time to wait. I can hardly wait one minute, but 4 oh my!
Also, new to me was the proper way to taste coffee. If you have ever had a coffee with me, you know I simply drink it. But, when comparing coffees from different regions there is actually a different scent, and also a different taste. Also, if you slurp the coffee you can get the full flavors that are there for you to enjoy. We had the Guatemalan roast which I found had a full body taste, and the taste of Coco, Kenya Coffee actually had an after taste of grapefruit and funning thing, I enjoyed that very much. We also tasted Sumatra coffee from Asia Pacific, which I thought was a fantastic flavor though I am not sure I noticed any specific taste to it.
I have been to many different Starbucks all over Canada, the United States, Thailand, and now the Philippines, this is the first place I have seen that has seminars on coffee. Of all the places, Bacolod Starbucks truly have Masters of Coffee working at their store. Well done! I had a blast!!