From the world-wide harvesting origins of coffee beans, to types of roasting techniques, the history and culture of coffee is as fascinating, intricate, and as enjoyable as the word of tea or wine. In this interactive cupping and tasting session you will discover how coffee is grown, explore the concepts of aroma, taste, and mouth feel, and sample three different coffee types. Using the flavor wheel we will begin to develop a better understanding of coffee based on aroma and taste. Through paying attention to our senses as they are engaged by coffee we will come away with a deeper appreciation for the complexity and wonder of a drink that we both depend on yet typically take for granted in our day to day life.
Rob Fitzgibbon is a UX manager at Acquia, the leading cloud platform for building, delivering and optimizing digital experiences. He has over twenty years experience in interaction design on both the client and agency side. Rob is also the Vice-President of UXPA Boston. Outside of work, Rob likes to drink a lot of coffee, which keeps him animated and friendly.