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Cafecito Organico introduces coffee workshops

September 13, 2012|By Betty Hallock
  • Cups lined up at Cafecito Organico on Heliotrope Drive. The local roaster is offering tasting classes at three locations.
Cups lined up at Cafecito Organico on Heliotrope Drive. The local roaster… (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles…)

Cafecito Organico is offering coffee tasting classes once a month at three of the local roaster's cafes -- in East Hollywood, Malibu and Costa Mesa. Classes will focus on learning to appreciate the differences between five coffees from several regions of Guatemala, as well as tasting the distinctions between two manual brewing methods, using the Clever Dripper and the Steel Coffee Dripper. The classes, for 6 to 10 people, will be offered by one of each coffee shop's barristas.

The class schedule is as follows:

Malibu (29169 Heathercliff Road, Point Dume)
Date/time: Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 1 p.m.
Price: $10, includes 1 bag of coffee
What: 1-hour comparative tasting class (maximum 10 people)

Costa Mesa (2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa)
Date/time:  Thursday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m.
Price: $10, includes 1 bag of coffee
What: 1-hour comparative tasting class (maximum 6 people)

East Hollywood (710 N. Heliotrope Drive, Los Angeles)
Date/Time: Friday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m.
Price: $10, includes 1 bag of coffee
What: 1-hour comparative tasting class (maximum 6 people)

The $10 cost of the class includes a coffee bag to take home from the preferred region (bags of coffee are normally priced at $12). Enroll through Cafecito Organico's online store at http://www.store.cafecitoorganico.com/. More information also at @cafeomuerte and facebook/cafecito-organico.

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