Coffee Tastings

Do you ever wonder where your coffee comes from? Have you ever stood in the grocery store aisle trying to figure out which coffee would taste the best to you?

Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world. Yet most of the 54% of Americans over the age of 18 who drink coffee every day don’t know how it’s grown or processed. They also can’t figure out which coffee best matches their taste buds.

Hugh Smeltekop, Executive Director of Carmen Pampa Fund, will help solve your coffee conundrums.

Hugh hosts coffee cuppings for private house parties, church groups, book clubs, etc. He will explain how coffee is grown and processed and how those factors influence the final product. Hugh will then invite participants to “cup,” or taste, a few different coffees and analyze their aromas and flavors.

Hugh asks that groups are limited to 15 people. Depending on participant interest and involvement, cupping events will last approximately one hour.

Although there is no cost to host or attend, participants will be asked to make a free will donation to CPF. Bolivian coffee will be available for purchase.

If you’re interested in either hosting or attending a coffee cupping, please contact Carmen Pampa Fund’s office at 651-641-1588.