Festival of Flavour Coffee Masterclasses

Old Quarter Coffee Merchants is launching two exciting coffee masterclasses on the 3rd - 5th June 2022 as part of the North Coast Festival of Flavour event.
North Coast Festival of Flavours 2022
Weekenders are bound to find their favourite flavour during this not-to-be-missed festival, where you can create a personalised itinerary using the trails map to experience as many food lover events as you can. 
Ready to add the OQ Masterclasses to your personalised festival food trail? Great! Head to www.visitnsw.com and bookmark the OQ Barista Workshop and Coffee Sensory Experience, then save and share your personalised itinerary with your travelling companions.
Old Quarter Coffee Barista Workshop
Festival Event Details: Old Quarter Barista Workshop ($99 per ticket)
Saturday, 4th June 2022
Workshop 1: from 9 to 10am
Workshop 2: from 10:15 to 11:15am
Workshop 3: from 11:30am to 12:30pm  
Buy your event tickets here.
Join us at our roastery in beautiful Ballina for a fun and hand's on espresso workshop . We'll show you how we make espresso in our café and give you the tips and tricks to creating beautiful coffee at home.
OQ's passionate, professional baristas will lead you through an introduction to coffee extraction as well as the art of milk texturing. This workshop is designed to add value to experienced baristas as well as total novices.

In this workshop you will:
- Learn how to make beautiful espresso coffee
- Get hands on and make coffee
- Understand espresso recipes and basic coffee extraction
- Discover proper dosing, distribution and tamping techniques for consistent results
- Understand how to properly steam and texture milk
- Take home a complimentary bag of coffee! 

Our espresso workshop has a maximum of four participants to ensure there's plenty of time to get hands on experience making coffee and to ask all your espresso-related questions. 

 

Old Quarter Coffee Sensory Experience
Festival Event Details: Old Quarter Coffee Sensory Experience
($75 per ticket)
Sunday, 5th June 2022
Workshop 1: from 8:30 to 9:30am
Workshop 2: from 9:45 to 10:15am
Workshop 3: from 11am to 12pm

       Buy your event tickets here.

      Immerse yourself in the world of specialty coffee with a fun and approachable sensory experience! We promise a hands on session that's perfect for coffee lovers who want to enhance the way they experience coffee.
      The session will be facilitated by one of our passionate coffee educators who will take you behind the scenes in our warehouse and roastery. You will be introduced to the international standard for coffee tasting as you sample coffee from different origins, processed in different ways.
      We'll introduce you to the factors that affect the flavour profile of coffee from farm to cup. And you'll learn how to evaluate flavour, aroma, aftertaste, acidity, body, uniformity, balance and sweetness.
      This experience is for you if...
      - you have a genuine love of coffee
      - you brew coffee at home
      - you're a wine lover who want to apply their pallet to the world of specialty coffee
      - you're a genuine Old Quarter fan who wants to learn more about their favourite coffees
       
      We look forward to seeing you at one of our events. Not able to make it or missed out on tickets? No worries. You can check out our tips and tricks to brewing Old Quarter coffee at home here - Pourover Brew GuideAeropress Brew GuidePlunger Brew Guide and Stovetop Brew Guide

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