Be Your Own Coffee & Wine Judge

You may not think your morning brew and evening tipple have anything in common (aside from the fact that people are fanatical about them!) but Ben Ryder and Raquel Jones of Beechworth are here to show you beauty in symmetry with both coffee and wine…

Ben owns Blynzz Coffee Roasters in Beechworth. He roasts 100 percent Arabica beans sourced from all over the globe, produces around 20 single origins and blends at any given time and even judges coffee shows. Not bad for a guy who didn’t have his first coffee until he was 42!

Raquel is the owner/ vigneron at Weathercraft Wines, just 10 minutes from Beechworth. Wine has always been a part of her life, but it’s making it ‘from the ground up’ (starting in the vineyard) that she can’t get enough of – a passion instilled by her father.

Together, they’re going to take you on a virtual journey, learning the intricacies of preparing, tasting and judging coffee and wine. You’ll cover everything from what part of your mouth picks up sweetness vs bitterness to how to use an aroma wheel.
Most importantly, you’ll learn to fully appreciate your favourite beverages!

What's included:

  • Aribaca beans – Smooth Criminal 250g
  • Coffee sample (ground) 8.5g
  • Weathercraft wine 750ml
  • Prep instructions/ about us
  • Aroma wheel, tasting scorecard (coffee and wine)

What you need to supply:

  • Soup spoon
  • Coffee cup
  • Measuring jug
  • Wine glass
  • Blank sheet of paper
  • Palate neutraliser: water, bread or dry almonds

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Important information about the event

  • Sessions run for 60 minutes
  • Your hosts will be Ben Ryder and Raquel Jones

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