Event short description
Can there be a better pairing than chocolate and coffee? Both are grown in similar parts of the world, the cacao and coffee beans have a lot in common, and the taste of each is enhanced by the other. Join one of Driftaway’s coffee educators for this 60 minute class where you’ll discover secrets to tasting chocolate and coffee, and how a pairing of them works!
- This host typically use zoom, but we can integrate with other systems.
- This event supports 2 - 300 participants.
Group participation level
- Medium - Guests will be sent a kit or prompted to participate in this event.
- 1 hour
- A kit to accompany the event will be delivered to each guest prior to the event date.
How it works
Your educator will introduce you to the bring-to-your-body-temperature chocolate-tasting technique, and the side-by-side coffee tasting technique that pros use (no coffee maker required!). You’ll taste the chocolates by themselves, the coffees by themselves and then both together as a pairing. At the very end is the big reveal, when your educator shares the origin and profile of each coffee and chocolate. You’ll leave this class appreciating both chocolate and coffee in a whole new way, and there'll be plenty extra of each to enjoy after the class too!
Each guest of the event will receive these items in a shipment to their address.
Necessary Cups and Forms
3 Pre-Measured Coffees
3 Bars of Chocolate from Raaka Chocolate
Additional Coffee Explorer Box to be enjoyed after the tasting
Grind sample (for whole beans)
Note: typically everything is shipped together however, for certain warmer zip codes, coffee and chocolate will ship separately.
Shipping & delivery
This event includes a shipment to each guest's address. You'll have to provide addresses 14 days prior to the event to allow for shipping and delivery.
Shipping policy or exclusions
Shipping to domestic shipping addresses is included in the cost of the listing. We are able to ship to PO boxes. Expedited shipping options are available for an additional cost. International shipping is available to most countries around the world. Our international shipping rates are: INTL Ground - $65 (this is the base option) - 14 to 20 days for delivery INTL Expedited - $120 - 3 to 5 days Note: International shipping delays have been very unpredictable, so we cannot guarantee that they will arrive in time for the tasting via regular shipping. In the event that any international kits arrive late, those participants are of course still welcome to follow along during the tasting.
Things you'll need
Each guest will need to supply the items below to participate fully in this event.
- Kettle or pot to heat
- 30oz / 1L water
- Two spoons
- Two mugs
- A coffee grinder is preferred but not required
*Do not need coffee maker or brewer*
How to join
This event is delivered using the video platform: Zoom
Prefer to use your own platform? This host supports the following options:
- Microsoft Teams
- Google Meet
- Cisco Webex
Other things you will need to join:
- Link to this event, provided after purchase
- Internet connected device, tablets and phones are supported
- Internet connection
Driftaway is a Brooklyn-based coffee company started by a wife-husband duo, Anu Menon and Suyog Mody. We are a sustainability-focused coffee roaster, offering subscriptions in an environmentally and socially conscious manner. Featured in The Today Show, Good Housekeeping, WSJ, and more, we launched Virtual Tastings in 2020 as the pandemic was a few months in and have hosted 100's of tastings for Corporate teams.