We will start with an overview of what is coffee, where does it grow, and what are the growing and processing factors that contribute to its flavor. We will pass around samples of green beans to see, visually, some of these differences. Then we will briefly discuss how we, at Snowy Owl Coffee, roast the coffee and highlight the mission and goals for our business. We will supply 4 different types of single-origin coffee and provide a brief overview of the farmers and cooperatives that have grown and processed the coffee. We will then brew all four coffees using the same method and provide samples to all participants in order to introduce students to a range of coffee flavors.
The last hour of class we’ll get dirty with a fun clay project where you’ll make your own coffee mug with Brian Taylor.
Snowy Owl Coffee Roasters was founded by husband and wife team, Shayna Ferullo and Manuel Ainzuain. After living in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years and witnessing a growing niche in the coffee scene out west, Manuel and Shayna decided that they wanted to bring it to Cape Cod, where they are currently raising their two daughters. Manuel, a former lawyer and entrepreneur in Peru, and Shayna, an economist and former director for a nonprofit, are passionate about honoring the hard-work of coffee-growers worldwide and providing top-notch, personal service to coffee-drinkers throughout Cape Cod at their cafe.
Brian Taylor utilizes a broad range of techniques for his colorful functional pottery. He has been a resident artist, taught classes and worked for many art centers and universities across the country and is the Ceramics Program Director at Castle Hill. His work is exhibited nationally and he recently co-authored the book Glaze: The Ultimate Ceramic Artists Guide to Glaze and Color. He received his Masters of Fine Arts Degree from Alfred University and his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Utah State University.