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The UK’s ‘best organic coffee’, Owens Coffee, has launched a new coffee masterclass at The Roastery, its home in South Devon. The Owens’ coffee-at-home experiences are the perfect way to bring a touch of the professional barista into the homes of coffee lovers.
The new ‘Home Barista Masterclass’ is the perfect Christmas gift for coffee enthusiasts who would like to get a better understanding of using domestic espresso machines in the home and improve their general knowledge of coffee beans and quality control. The masterclass will help keen coffee lovers make the most of their espresso machine, or it is a great introduction for anyone considering investing to get to grips with espresso machine specifications. The course includes taste-testing different batches of coffee from the Owens range, developing the sensory spectrum and interpreting flavour. Participants will use a range of home espresso machines and learn expert tricks and tips to enhance the flavour of a home brew. It’s not just about making coffee, there’s also the chance to learn about the product in its entirety by developing knowledge of the coffee production process, from growing and harvesting to processing and roasting. The masterclass costs £65 – owenscoffee.com/products/home-barista-masterclass and is run by Owens’ SCA (Specialty Coffee Association) qualified barista.
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Then there is the ‘Coffee Tasting & Brewing Experience’. This is a revamped experience and is the ideal festive gift for those who enjoy coffee at home to try out a range of home brewing methods. There will be a demonstration of, and experimentation with a range of brewing equipment including the V60, French Press, Chemex and AeroPress. As with the Home Barista Masterclass, the course includes taste-testing coffees in the Owens organic range. This coffee experience busts myths and improves your home brew with simple and effective changes to brew ratios and water temperature, as well as covering useful information about the whole coffee production process. This two-hour training morning is designed for those with little or no experience and is a fun, hands-on experience for individuals, couples, or groups of friends! The course costs £55 – owenscoffee.com/products/coffee-tasting-experience and is run by Owens’ experienced Production Manager ‘G’!
Owens Coffee is 100% Fairtrade and certified organic by the Soil Association. Its roastery is based in Ivybridge, South Devon and customers can visit the roastery shop and takeaway, to enjoy a coffee on their way to or from a day of Christmas shopping. Their complete range of whole and ground certified organic coffee beans is available to buy directly from the roastery, online from www.owenscoffee.com and a wide range of retail outlets. The range includes Owens’ house blends and specialty single-origin coffee and single estate coffee for espresso and filter brewing.
Continuing its commitment to sustainable business practices, in 2018 Owens Coffee moved to a state of the art, environmentally friendly roastery and production facility, which has been built with a focus on sustainable construction and energy, creating a pleasant, warm and inspiring environment for all. This facility is where the new masterclass and coffee experience takes place.
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Owens’ ‘Gara’ coffee beans won ‘Best Organic Coffee’ at the Soil Association’s BOOM Awards in 2019. In 2020, Gara added a Great Taste Award to its collection and was most recently awarded a Food Drink Devon Gold Producers Award 2021. ‘Gara’ is ideal for both espresso and filter and is a bold and fruity, medium-dark roasted blend from Central America. The most popular espresso blend of Owens’ range, the beans are roasted slightly darker to bring out notes of fruit, smoke and earth.
Owens Coffee’s range also includes ‘Bantham’, winner of a 2019 Great Taste Award, a smooth and chocolatey, medium roasted blend from South America and Indonesia; ‘Dart’, winner of a 2020 Great Taste Award, a mellow and sweet, darker roasted blend from South America and Africa; and ‘Decaf’, commended at the Taste of the West Awards 2019, refined and chemical-free, darker roasted blend from Latin America, decaffeinated using the Swiss Water® method.
Owens Coffee has been fully committed to sustainability since day one. This is demonstrated in its ‘clean roasted’ coffee: from the raw bean itself and the efficiency of its high-tech roaster, right through to packaging and waste, Owens considers sustainability at every stage of production.
To shop the full range of organic coffees this Christmas or for further information about Owens Coffee please visit owenscoffee.com or call 01752 897124. Like and follow Owens Coffee on Instagram: owenscoffee_, Facebook: @OwensCoffee and Twitter: @OwensCoffee. Owens Coffee is available to order direct and as an organic coffee subscription from owenscoffee.com.
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