Coffee Courses & Coffee Tasting

Here at Two Chimps, we love having visitors. Throughout the year we run an array of different coffee courses both at the roastery and at different venues in the area.

Our current coffee courses are listed below. Keep an eye out for more dates that will be added over the year.

Have a question about one of our coffee courses? Get in touch with the team today.

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Coffee Courses at the Roastery

All of the following coffee courses are held at our roastery in Rutland. The address of which is below:

Two Chimps Coffee

8B Oakham Enterprise Park

Ashwell Road

Oakham

Rutland

LE15 7TU

An Introduction to Speciality Coffee

Always been intrigued about coffee and how it’s grown, harvested and roasted? Get involved in one of our FREE coffee schools to find out more!

Taste coffee with us, understand how we roast and learn how to brew coffee in different ways at one of our open nights. Watch a roast in progress and see the coffee beans turn from green to brown. Understand how we control the roast to emphasise different characteristics.

Find out everything about speciality coffee, how it’s grown, processed and ethically sourced.

You can see for yourself how we roast our coffee with a live roasting demonstration.

Lastly, we finish off the evening with a mini brewing session. This is where you will find out about grind sizes, brewing devices and brewing ratios allowing you to consistently make the best coffee at home.

Current Dates

Wednesday 13th November 2019

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

7pm Start

These courses are free to all, but there are limited places available. Book your place now.

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Create your own coffee blend

Always wanted to have your very own coffee? Taste, blend and grind your very own coffee blend in our ‘Create Your Own Coffee Blend’ course.

  • Firstly, you will learn about the coffee we roast and how we roast it.
  • After that, get hands-on in a cupping session with all of our coffees.
  • Lastly, create your blend using a process known as wet blending.

After choosing your favourite blend, hand blend your own beans, choose a name for your coffee and create a unique label to go with it.

Current Dates

Sunday 13th October 2019

Sunday 17th November 2019

Saturday 4th January 2020

Sunday 26th January 2020

Saturday 29th February 2020

Sunday 29th March 2020

Saturday 25th April 2020

10am Start

This coffee course costs £25 and includes a 250g bag of the coffee blend of your choice, along with your own custom label. Places are limited so get yourself booked in now.

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Home Brewing Coffee Workshop

Are you new to the world of proper coffee, or would you like to find a new brewing device to play with? If yes is your answer to either of these questions, then this is the course for you!

To begin, this course will cover an introduction to speciality coffee along with what we do here at Two Chimps.

Next, we will discuss brewing devices and the differences between them. This will lead to a demonstration of how all the devices work, along with the pros and cons of each.

After that we will finish with the opportunity for you to get hands-on and have a go yourselves. Not forgetting that there will be lots of coffee tasting involved too, of course!

The course begins at 9 am and is £50 per person.

Current Dates

Sunday 12th January 2020

Saturday 11th April 2020

We have limited spaces available for each date.

Book your place now.

 

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Barista Basics Coffee Workshop

Are you the elected coffee maker in your house? Do you want to be able to make your fellow coffee drinkers an awesome brew? Get yourself booked on our ‘Barista Basics Coffee Workshop’ and you’ll be a coffee wizard in no time.

Your training will start with a little intro as to what speciality coffee is. We will then move onto what we do here at Two Chimps HQ.

After you’ve familiarised yourself with the world of speciality coffee, we’ll tell you a bit about our own coffee roasting process.

Now onto the fun part! For the majority of the time, you will be at the espresso machine where we will go through the process of creating an awesome coffee.

Finally, the workshop will finish with a ‘drinks-off’. This is where we explain the difference between some popular coffee drinks.

In addition, you will then have the opportunity to make these drinks with the tips and tricks we have taught you.

Current Dates

Sunday 27th October 2019

Sunday 10th November 2019

Sunday 2nd February 2020

Sunday 8th March 2020

Sunday 5th April 2020

Sunday 3rd May 2020

9am start

This coffee course costs £75.00

Book your place here and you’ll be one step closer to being a Barista Champion!

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Introduction to Latte Art Workshop

So, we know how annoying it can be when you just can’t get your latte art to be how you want it. Our ‘Introduction to Latte Art Workshop’ will turn you into the Picasso of the coffee world.

To start, we will show you how to texturise milk correctly. The key is to successfully steam your milk to create a glossy, microfoam texture which we will, of course, show you how to do.

Next up, we will give you the secret to pouring. Maintaining, adjusting and controlling your flow of milk are essential first steps to creating your latte art.

After you have the pour on lockdown, we’ll teach you all about the wiggle. In answer to your question, no, the wiggle isn’t the dance your uncle does at weddings. The wiggle is all about the movement of the milk and how to ‘lay’ it on the crema of your coffee.

After mastering the wiggle, the latte art you will learn in this basic latte art course is ‘The Heart’. The heart is the simplest latte art to master, but one that’s sure to get heads turning.

Lastly, the rest of the workshop is all yours. Use this time to perfect your latte art. The on-site baristas will be right by your side to help.

Current Dates

Sunday 27th October 2019

Sunday 10th November 2019

Sunday 2nd February 2020

Sunday 8th March 2020

Sunday 5th April 2020

Sunday 3rd May 2020

1pm start

This coffee course costs £75.00

Get yourself booked in now to make your coffee extra awesome.