Q: I have no brewing experience or equipment,
can I be a part of the Taster’s Club?
A: Yes, the Taster’s Club’s activities and exercises are designed to help you
explore specialty coffee in an easy, user-friendly, step-by-step manner.
Whether you’re a first-time brewed coffee drinker or a coffee connoisseur,
this course will help you understand what goes on behind the scenes and
how it affects the coffee you taste. You do not need to have any prior experience
in brewing or cupping.We do, however, recommend using scales to measure the coffee
and water for brewing.
Q: What are the additional benefits of a Taster’s Club subscription?
A: Through our subscription, you’ll get access to a community of coffee lovers which includes our roasters! Signing up for subscription classes gives you uninterrupted access to resources on the Taster’s Club Discord server. It's a great way to continue the conversation about everything coffee related with fellow coffee enthusiasts and not miss out on any of the topics that we cover in this series. We’ve created this platform so that there’s no end to the engagement and education around coffee.
Q: When will I receive my subscription box?
The bookings will be open for each episode from the 7th of the month till the 4th of the next month. We will then be roasting the coffees on the 5th, and dispatching episode boxes on the 6th of that month. If either, the roasting or the dispatching, date falls on the weekend, the schedule will be pushed to the next working day. The date of dispatch for the episode will always be mentioned on the product page and on the confirmation email you receive.
Q: Why are there only two options to select from - ‘Cupping Grind’ and ‘Whole Beans’? Is there no other grind we can get our coffees in?
A: The tasting exercises are designed for cuppings which is why we’ve kept the grinds best suited for the activity. If you prefer to grind your own beans, please select whole beans and grind them to a medium-fine texture.
Q: How do I need to brew the coffee for the tasting exercises?
A: All the information regarding the brewing process will be mentioned in the handbook
for the exercise. You will need to make the coffee as per the cupping process,
which is black, without adding milk or sugar. The process of cupping is very
different from brewing a normal cup of coffee.
Q: Is there a way to make group bookings or to gift these sessions?
A: Yes, please feel free to write to us at email@example.com
and we’ll be happy to assist you.
Q: Will I continue to have access to the Blue Tokai Taster’s Club Discord Server if I only purchase one episode?
A: You will have access to the Discord Server only for the episode you subscribe for. To get access to the channel for the next episode, you must purchase the episode individually or have it covered in the window of your subscription.
Q: Can I consume the rest of the coffee after doing the tasting exercises?
A: Yes, since you’ll be using approx 8 - 12 grams for the cupping, the rest of the coffee can be brewed and consumed. You can either brew it via a V60 Pour Over or use the channi method
(brew with a simple tea strainer) and by adding a cheesecloth over the strainer.