Understanding Coffee Fermentation & Processing
Join us for an interactive tasting and learning experience as we dive into the details of post-harvest processing and fermentation.
Coffee enjoys a remarkably complex journey from tree to the cup, and its flavors can be dramatically impacted along the way using different techniques.
This class will feature tastings of dry and wet fermented coffees, and will help disambiguate washed, honey, semi-washed, pulped natural, natural, and wet-hulled processing methods. We’ll take a look at what exactly is happening during a coffee’s fermentation, and how this affects final flavor.
About the Instructor:
Chris Kornman, Education & Lab Manager, Royal Coffee, Inc.
Chris Kornman is a seasoned coffee quality specialist, avid writer and researcher, and the Lab & Education Manager at The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room. Formerly a QC manager, cupper, educator, green coffee buyer, and roaster at Intelligentsia under the guidance of Geoff Watts, Chris logged thousands of miles across the coffee lands in East Africa and Brazil. His passion for coffee and education has led him to speaking opportunities at Anacafé in Guatemala City, Roasters Guild Sensory Summit at UC Davis, as part of the Academic Agenda for the Café de Colombia Expo in Bogotá, and in front of humming roasters and slurping coffee tasters worldwide.