Every Tuesday, 9am at Seven Seeds Carlton, we host a cupping session for the public to come along to. This usually runs for 45-60 minutes with 12 spots available each week.
So, what exactly is coffee cupping? Well, it’s the practice used by coffee buyers and roasters to taste and score coffees side by side. It's also a great way to develop your palate and breakdown aspects of the coffee's taste. Typically, seasoned cuppers will be assessing body, sweetness, acidity and overall flavour.
Cupping sessions are a $4.00 donation and 100% of this is donated to a not-for-profit organisation or charity. To date, we have donated $1000.00 to Street Smart Australia and Water Wise Coffee. We are currently raising $1250.00 from cupping donations for a local Melbourne charity called Women for Women in Africa, who are committed to the education of young people living in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya.
There are thousands of children living in the slum of Kibera, where families live below the poverty line. Education is not always possible for these children and their parents, mostly single mums, struggle to provide food and accommodation for their children. WFWIA has made education their primary aim. They work to provide orphans from Kibera with a safe haven, offering them a spot at a boarding school with the luxury of 3 meals a day, their own bed and the opportunity for a good education. Currently WFWIA are working towards building their own school to give these children a premium education.
By attending our cupping session, you won’t just be learning about coffee, but you’ll be doing something positive for others. If you want to find out more about Women For Women In Africa, or find out how you can donate, head to their website here.