£10

Coffee Roaster Meet - Birmingham

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Quarter Horse Coffee

88-90 Bristol Street

Birmingham

B5 7AH

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Event description

Description

A unique opportunity, in Birmingham, for coffee roasters to meet up, learn and taste together.


Life as a coffee roaster is often solitary - it's rare to socialise with other roasters, let alone to have an opportunity to learn from them or to share your knowledge and experience. We've been inspired by the Roaster Camps in Estonia (2016) and Poland (2017) to bring a taste of this experience to the U.K.


The conversation started at the end of 2017, after Roland Glew (a Roaster at Hasbean, Stafford) got back from the Roaster Camp near Poznan full of the excitement of 4 days spent with some of the most amazing coffee professionals. Whilst chatting about the experience with Nathan Retzer (Owner of Quarter Horse Coffee, Birmingham), who hadn't been able to make the Poland trip, they decided to run an afternoon at Quarter Horse to give UK Roasters a chance to sample some of what Roaster Camp is like, complete with cuppings, professional talks, and discussions.


We'll be updating this page as we go along and as we confirm our speakers, but please take your opportunity and book your tickets now. If you'd like to help or have suggestions you think would make this event even better, please e-mail Roland directly (roland[at]hasbean[dot]co[dot]uk).


Speakers:

Roland Glew - After a very brief stint as a Barista, Roland joined Hasbean as a roaster in 2011. Since then he has been involved in production roasting, QC, sample roasting and green buying as well as visiting coffee production partners and serving on a Cup of Excellence jury. For Roaster Meet, he'll be talking about Blending, how it fits in the specialty roaster's range and how to go about creating a blend.


Chujiao Liu - Currently a Final year PhD student under supervision of Associate Professor Ian Fisk. The main research in her group focuses on the flavour chemistry, aroma release, aroma chemistry and coffee chemistry. Her research interest is to understand coffee aroma formation and chemistry.

The objective of her study is to evaluate the impact of different pre-treatment on aroma generation within Robusta coffee beans and further to up-value Robusta coffee beans with overall aim of increasing aroma chemistry similarities with Arabica coffee. Large amount of analytical (GC-MS, HPLC, LC-MSMS) and sensory works need to be carried out to determine whether the two samples are similar.

In her project, a pre-treatment method was developed, with the aim to change the chemical reaction pathways during thermal treatment (roasting) and thereby regulate aroma formation during the coffee roasting. She's passionate about doing research on flavour delivery, with a particular focus on the coffee aroma.



Price: £10.00

Venue: Quarter Horse Coffee, 88-90 Bristol Street, Birmingham, B5 7AH

Time: 14:00 – 17:20, Sunday 25/03/18



Program:

14:00 Welcome & Opening remarks


14:15 Talk 1 – Blending, Roland Glew (Hasbean) - not just how to blend, but more importantly - why?


14:45 Cupping 1 - Origins - great coffees from countries we don't see so many coffees from.


15:15 Talk 2 – Chujiao Liu (University of Nottingham)


15:50 Cupping 2 – Roasting


16:20 Panel discussion – The Roaster Camp Experience


16:40 Talk 3 - TBA


17:15 Wrap up


Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Quarter Horse Coffee

88-90 Bristol Street

Birmingham

B5 7AH

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Save This Event

Event Saved