Coffee Cupping Tasting Experience

Learn how to taste coffee at this Sydney experience

1 hour Experience size 1 to 8     label $35

For a splendid sensory experience, come join us at our cafe in Marrickville for a coffee cupping tasting!

During this hands-on experience, you will taste an array of coffees from different origins around the world. We'll start with an introduction to the coffee flavour profile, coffee fragrance and aroma analysis.

You'll learn how to evaluate flavour, aroma, aftertaste, acidity, body, uniformity, balance and sweetness.

Prior to cupping, you can enjoy a beautiful meal at our cafe located downstairs, meals are not included in the cost of the workshop.

At the end of the session, take home a 200-gram bag of single-origin coffee and continue learning about the wonderful world of coffee!

Knowledge required
Perfect for all coffee lovers!
What you'll get
  • Coffee cupping samples and expert knowledge.
  • Included is a 100g bag of single-origin coffee.

157 Victoria Road, Marrickville NSW

This venue is a short walk from Sydenham station (100m).

Coffee Cupping Tasting Experience location
Your host
Roastville Coffee
Roastville Coffee

Coffee Lovers at Heart

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Our teacher at Roastville, Andy Liu, was a recent NSW Barista Champion, placing first in a highly competitive process. He also won the World tea brewing championship in 2017.

Andy has taught students at all levels in the art of coffee and tea making, from absolute beginners, to other Barista Champions.

We can't wait to welcome you at one of our future classes.

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Tazha Rachel Dela Cruz Nov 2023

We really enjoyed this intimate cupping class, the instructor’s coffee knowledge was impressive and his passion for coffee (and providing good quality coffee to his customers) was evident. He was generous with his knowledge and also their beans as we got to take home some sample bags!

Coffee Cupping Tasting Experience review by Tazha Rachel Dela Cruz - Sydney

Philip Boswell Nov 2023

Really enjoyed the Coffee Cupping Tasting Experience and appreciate how the different processes from picking the fruit change the the taste of the end product. Very well presented course

Mami Kawabata Nov 2023

It was great experience coffee cupping with head roaster George.
I would like to lean more coffee deeply. I would like to join if you have any coffee education like a sensory training , coffee process, scoring etc…

Huck-Quinn Nov 2023

George was an amazing host. I learned so much. Had a meal afterwards and the service and food were exceptional. This was an amazing experience I won’t forget.

Daniel Cook Nov 2023

It was a great experience. Our host was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions.

Bob Norris Oct 2023

Informative and interesting learning experience, great coffees from south america and africa, big difference between the blends and single origins.

Annabelle Tian Oct 2023

It was absolutely amazing! George is passionate about his craft and his enthusiasm was infectious :))

Mae Leen Choe Oct 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

We booked the whole coffee cupping class and invited a few friends along. We met for lunch at the cafe below ( lunch was really yum!) We all enjoyed the class and learnt a lot from George about coffee. George is clearly very passionate about coffee, he loves imparting his knowledge about coffee and how its processed etc. He explains very clearly and invites any questions throughout the class. Bonus was we all got a little bag of roasted coffee beans to take home!

Krystof Pavlis Oct 2023

Absolutely fantastic experience, George was really knowledgeable and welcoming, answering all questions anyone had. It was really interesting learning about different coffee growing, processing, and preparation techniques while trying a selection of specialty brews. Would highly recommend to anyone, especially as you can grab a delicious bite before/after at their wonderful cafe downstairs.

Jason Cutts Oct 2023

Great knowledge and cool facility for this experience. I had no idea i would learn so much about coffee.

Sara Lanesman Oct 2023

Our group of 5 thoroughly enjoyed this informative experience. George was an incredible host. We all came away with a greater understanding of the whole coffee production and roasting process and the nuances in coffee appreciation. Highly recommended.

Kyle Purnell Sep 2023

George and Destiny were amazing
We were there to celebrate a birthday and the cupping experience was fun and informative. Thank you George for a great cupping class and to Destiny for looking after us with the booking and lunch. We will be back!

Abdullah Sep 2023

One of the best sessions. Informative and friendly experience. I would recommend anyone onto coffee to book one.

Coffee experience review by Abdullah  - Sydney

Raul Reyes Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

You can’t ask for better coffee experience, it’s amazing thank you for such good learning aventure

Coffee experience review by Raul Reyes - Sydney

Jessa Laguna Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

George was engaging and happy to answer all our questions about coffee! My partner and I had a great time learning and participating in this coffee cupping session.

Coffee Cupping Tasting Experience review by Jessa Laguna - Sydney

Daniela Tan Aug 2023

really enjoyed the experience and insights provided by George. A must do for any coffee enthusiasts!

Elisabeth Loeser Aug 2023

I learnt a lot about coffee farming, processing an roasting. The coffee was alle pretty delicious and it is really interesting to go through a cupping session.

Coffee experience review by Elisabeth Loeser - Sydney

Anna Hobson Aug 2023

Was a lovely super interesting experience, the guy was great as was the coffee. Thanks!

Louise Jelavic Jul 2023

An enjoyable experience. Learned so much about the different process of coffee beans and how they are produced. Worthwhile experience.

Florentia Anindita Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

My first ever cupping session it was hosted by the head roaster and the owner himself, George.
We were given 10 different coffees, single origins and blends. We got to smell, taste, and taste again, and just got more confused basically It was fun, and real lot to digest!

George is very very very kind to share and answer all of things I want to know. His passion and love of coffee is contagious. It's just coffee is a very complex thing to comprehend in such a short time, morever I'm a noob! It's a long learning process.

Coffee experience review by Florentia Anindita - Sydney

Scott Farenden Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Great! Really engaging, small group with very knowledgeable team. Would recommend for new coffee learners. Thanks!

Jennifer Li Jun 2023

Super interesting, informative - you can tell that the instructors here really know their stuff! Would recommend if you've ever wanted to explore your daily drink a bit more. I'm by no means a coffee connoisseur but still enjoyed this class a lot.

Rob Saunders Jun 2023

Roastville hosted a brilliant experience and were super generous with their time and knowledge to really build life long fans of the coffee ecosystem and Roastville itself. I’d easily recommend this class to anyone vaguely interested in coffee and will be back again with other groups to enjoy tasting seasonal coffees

Dan Roebuck Jun 2023

Legendary experience would recommend. 10 of 10. George was a super nice and patient teacher

Sophie Gialouris Jun 2023

The host was great and knew alot about the coffee we were tasting. He was very informative and we throughly enjoyed the experience.

Daniel Valero Jun 2023

Really nice workshop, super insightful. If you’re into coffee or want to lear more about it definitely give it a go! Thank you!

Sharath Rao May 2023

I had a really good experience learning about coffee origin, cupping and how it tastes and smells different based on the origin, drying, roasting etc. Highly recommend it for coffee lovers!

Joel Absolon May 2023

The instructor walked us though all the different coffee methods and explained why they cup coffee. Then when we went through tasting them all he explained how to do it and what we are looking for. Overall excellent

Karen Zhu May 2023

Good sharing by the teacher on the various coffee and cupping experience - it was great!

Jessica Dong May 2023

It was a great experience to learn about different types of coffee beans and different processing methods.

Joshua Kassis Apr 2023

George is so down to earth and humble. Amazing knowledge and he explains everything I’m such simple ways. Highly recommend this class.

Coffee Cupping Tasting Experience review by Joshua Kassis - Sydney

Helen McKinnon Mar 2023

The class went for half an hour longer than expected, due to the presenter taking a long time to explain or answer questions. It was interesting to see how and why the cupping is done. Each participant received a bag if coffee beans which was unexpected.

Evan Cooper Mar 2023

Was a great introduction to cupping! Would have enjoyed a little more detail on the cupping steps and to be guided with tastings rather than the free for all approach we had

Kanalli Meharg Mar 2023

Insightful info to behind the scenes of the coffee beans. Would love if you could have more volume of each taste

Lucinda Powell Jan 2023

So much more genuine than expected.
Really delightful, and such a knowledgable guide.
I finally feel like I understand the hype around coffee culture.

Gabrielle Davies Dec 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended

Great session, really enjoyed learning about the coffee varieties. Would recommend to friends and family

Patrick Congiusta Dec 2022

Unique and educational experience! Highly recommend for anyone that loves coffee or just wants to know more

Kyle Barrie Dec 2022

The coffee experience was great, we felt as if we learned a lot about the process from bean to cup.

Victor Au Dec 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

It was such a good class. The tutor is very knowledgeable and passionate. He is also very patient and answers all our questions.

Sophie Thomas Dec 2022

Very fun and informative! We had a great time learning about and trying different coffees.

Davide Iaione Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Great experience at Roastville Coffee. The teacher was very knowledgeable and everything he explained was clear and easy to understand. For coffee lovers, highly recommended experience. An interesting way to understand about coffee taste and more.

Mr Suan Nov 2022

Was a great experience overall, very fun and educational, would highly recomended this to everyone.

Hrithvik Sood Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

This experience is a great way to learn about coffee and figure out your perfect blend of coffee beans

Lucas Foo Nov 2022

Super insightful and fun experience even for a casual drinker like myself! Hosts are awesome!

Ernest Mo Oct 2022

The guy was very knowledgeable! But would have loved to get straight to the tasting maybe a tad sooner! Also our class felt a bit too large with 11 people

Taras Rymar Oct 2022

Overall the experience was great, however, I'd like it to be more structured and coherent

Coffee Cupping Tasting Experience review by Taras Rymar - Sydney

Brittany Lopes Oct 2022

It was great! I do wish it went for a little longer as I felt like there is so much more to learn but my partner and I had a great time cupping coffee and tasting.

Also wish we could have gone more into specifics of how to smell and taste certain aromas but maybe this is outside of cupping

Karan Joshi Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

George had a deep understanding of coffee - all the way from seed to cup -which was clearly evident from the rich insights that he provided throughout the session. In addition, he spent extra time after then session to address the queries from the group. Definitely recommended.

Maggie Lawlor Oct 2022

Great experience - we learned a lot! Our host was generous with his time and info.

Coffee experience review by Maggie Lawlor - Sydney

Cadmus To Oct 2022

Our host was George, who is passionate and knowledgeable about coffee. I think we had 10 different beans to taste today with a range of aromas and flavours. I would recommend this to others who have only been having "regular coffee" because specialty tastes pretty different. One thing that was obvious to me is that there is much less of a lingering taste (a bitterness) after having these coffees.

Coffee Cupping Tasting Experience review by Cadmus To - Sydney

Sami Kilani Sep 2022

A great time, as someone who doesn't like coffee I was open to having my mind changed - and it was. Admittedly still not going to drink coffee, but it's nice knowing there's good stuff out there. Roastville aint messing around :)

Mrinaank Sinha Sep 2022

Very informative session, with an engaging and passionate instructor. Answered all our questions well, and I left with a newfound appreciation for specialty coffee.

Also natural >> fully washed .

Warwick Cumming Aug 2022

It was Very informative for a novice. The structure of the class was excellent and the host was was great in answering questions.

Stuart Davie Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Totally interesting and well presented class. Great to be able to taste the coffees so we actually experienced what was being taught

Tamara Dytor Aug 2022

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

Great experience from a very knowledgeable host. Well worth it and lovely to try some new coffees.

Eliza Munro Aug 2022

It was a great experience and interesting information which was presented well by the facilitator.

Adrian Wong Jul 2022

George was very friendly and helpfully explained all the different parts of the coffee process.

Robyn Reeves Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

George was very informative and answered all our questions. it was great to sample all the different coffees and to receive samples.

Elaine Yeo Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Thank you for the great experience and informative class! Georgie was great and opened one eyes to different coffees and flavour notes. The coffee was also delicious and the Whitehouse blend was a favourite.

Coffee experience review by Elaine Yeo - Sydney

Hanadi Afyouni Jul 2022

Very informative demonstration. Enjoyed hearing about the many types of coffees.
Had a chance to taste the different specialty coffees

Ana Jesus Jul 2022

George was great and really explained how different factors that contribute to complexities in coffee taste!

Greg Karanikas Jun 2022

Was educational and fun. George was very passionate about specialty coffee and made the workshop engaging. Would recommend.

Geoff Roe Jun 2022

Most informative.
I’ll now enjoy my coffee with greater knowledge of the art.

Adam Konya Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The class leader clearly had deep knowledge of specialty coffee, and we got to smell and try a wide range of coffees from freshly ground and dry to liquid timed to the ideal temperature. It was a really interesting class.

Jane Qiu May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

George is super knowledgeable and generous with his wisdom in the coffee world. Highly recommended

Joyce Zhang May 2022

It is such a informative and fun experience, thanks George for introducing us to a new vast world of ☕️!

Vihan Ramanayake Apr 2022

George is friendly, passionate and highly knowledgable about coffee. It was a great experience overall.

Abi Biscocho Apr 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Amazing experience! Good for people just that regularly drinks coffee and wants to understand it better! You get beans too! Worth it!

Coffee Cupping Tasting Experience review by Abi Biscocho - Sydney

Selin Kahraman Apr 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Great experience. Learnt so much about coffee. The food in the cafe downstairs was amazing.

Mohamed Ali Apr 2022

Wow! Entertaining, very educational, and those diverse flavours have given me a whole new appreciation for coffee.

Eric White Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Detailed and thorough introduction to cupping for the main Roastville beans, including both espresso and filter roasts, and blends compared to single origins. Great price to boot.

Roger Rieger Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The hour provided a geat insight into how coffee beans are graded and taste-tested - and showed me my ignorant taste buds struggle to identify the fruit and spice notes.

Rene Hartmann Mar 2022

Really good.Learned a lot.Sydney weekender was right about everything they said.Fantastic cafe

Kunal Dugar Feb 2022

Our coffee guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. He answered a bunch of our questions and took us through the whole process nicely.

James Nutt Feb 2022

Really great experience, very informative and interesting.

It’s safe to say I’m a coffee connoisseur now!

Cindy Wong Feb 2022

the class was ok, though it's not so appropriate to taste the same coffee all together and wash the spoons in same cup under the Covid, just an advice.

Philip Pham Feb 2022

Great value for money! George was a great host and very informative. Explained everything in clear detail. Fantastic array of coffee flavours to try and appreciate. Highly recommended!

Jose Rodriguez Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

My partner and I did this two weeks ago and we’re still talking about it! George was really passionate about coffee and the process behind the greatest tasting beans, plus the coffee was amazing. We learnt so much and are about to buy a subscription from Roastville so we can get their beans delivered each month to replace our existing brand!

Angus Healey Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

A fantastic and comprehensive run through of coffee farming, origins and bean processes and how that translates to taste.

George is really personable and my son and I really enjoyed it so much.

Amazing value for money too.

Jason Khou Jan 2022

Was a wonderful experience. Gave a great summary of the bean growing, selection and roasting process. The tasting was amazing and has given me a better appreciation of different types of coffee. The cafe itself also had really good vibes and the staff were super friendly! Would highly recommend.

Sandra Dinihan Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Very informative.Learnt lots so have more appreciation of what I am drinking.So much to it.

Karin Sasse Jan 2022

Great coffee tasting experience, highly recommend it, we had a lovely time and would come back.

Paige Isley Dec 2021

Great experience and left learning new things! Definitely grab lunch in the cafe before the cupping session, epic food as well! Thank you.

Jordan Brown Dec 2021

Loved it! Wish there were more places doing coffee cupping :)

New or conesur I would highly recommend

James Nguyen Dec 2021

Host was very knowledgeable, I now know how a coffee cupping works, and I found some coffees that I absolutely loved on the day, the West Arsi being my favourite, which to me had notes of blueberries and manuka honey (though the latter could just be me confusing the funkiness of the dry processing together with the caramel note, as manuka honey was not one of the tasting notes on the card). I walked away with a bag of West Arsi and bought a bag of the Pink Bourbon CM downstairs.

Patricia Tatel Nov 2021

Really good experience. Definitely worth it, no matter how familiar or knowledgeable you are with coffee. Would recommend to my friends :)

Susan Andrews Nov 2021

We had a great time, George our host, was informative, passionate & friendly. Obviously loved the job & sharing his knowledge. They say ‘find a job you love, then never work another day’ well that was George. The cupping experience was much better than I thought, I just presumed we would just taste the coffees. Do yourself a favour, spend an hour ‘cupping’ at Roastville with George, something different & fun☕️☕️☕️

Ganesh Bajpe Nov 2021

Good experience. our host George was knowledgeable and friendly. loved the experience and will do different programs.

Matthew Goes Nov 2021

Excellent class, very entertaining, plenty of time to ask lots of questions and learn! A very natural teacher.

Fara Lew Nov 2021

This was such a great experience for my partner and I. Would highly recommend this workshop for anyone, regardless of where you're at in your coffee journey/knowledge! George who facilitated the workshop was engaging and open to answering any and every question that our little group had. My partner and I were honestly amazed at how knowledgeable George is. We also got a bag of our favourite beans at the end! Thank you for having us ☺️

Kerensa Mungkung Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Had an absolutely great time. George was amazing and was always great at answering questions we had. We tasted so many different blends and I have a much better idea of what I now like. HIGHLY RECCOMENDED! BRING YOUR FRIENDS! We definitely plan to come back again for food next time round as the rest of the staff were amazing too!

Adi Wibowo Jun 2021

In total, 9 cups are available for tasting, from the mild ones to the tasty one (Pink Bourbon). Really enjoy knowing different varieties of coffee productions and beans.

Jenny Chiu Jun 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Good explanation of coffee cupping and grading, and the tasting was fun. Highly recommend it!

Cindy Lu Jun 2021

Really enjoyable experience! We tried a very unique selection of coffees. George is very knowledgeable and straight to the point. Thank you!

Marvina Francis Jun 2021

Learnt a lot about coffee and appreciate it more now. Forgot the guys name but he was so nice. Would definitely go back and do another one.

Ana Vailala Mar 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

My sisters and mother really enjoyed it! We found it interesting for our first cupping session. We look forward to many more experiences.

Talara Smith Mar 2020

Great way to learn about coffee and get out to try something new
Highly recommend trying it out :)

Luiz Reis Mar 2020

It was amazing. I loved the time that I spent there. I was a good day

Soo Jin Chung Mar 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

It was a great class to get to learn about the taste of the coffee. I didn't know about the types of beans that could give a fruity flavour and now I know, which I am glad to have this lesson. One thing that could be improved would be the ways to taste the coffee, I didn't like the idea of sharing the same cups that has all the people spoons mixed in it.

Luke Hong Feb 2020

Awesome class and very knowledgeable teacher!
He shows you a variety of beans and the process of production to grinding, brewing and tasting. This is a very interesting class where you explore the subtle yet very different nuances of flavor

Jessica Beyer Feb 2020

This was such a cool experience, the teacher was so knowledgeable and passionate! We learned so much and really enjoyed this class. Bought some delicious beans after too

Lisa Peterson Feb 2020

What a great experience filled with passion, knowledge and LOTS of coffee! (That can only be great, right?)

I’d recommend if you love coffee, or if you just want to learn about something cool.

Janaka Amarasekera Jan 2020

It was a great experience, we learned a lot more about the journey from growing to cup.

Kateryna Boroviak Jan 2020

Everything were ready for cupping, the teacher George who is the owner is very knowledgeable person and open to answer questions. Really enjoyed the class! Thank you. I hope I can get back to that place because after I had a nice lunch with a fresh coffee.

Coffee experience review by Kateryna Boroviak - Sydney

Mei Li Jan 2020

Teacher was very knowledgeable and took time to answer all the questions we asked. We learnt a lot about coffee, great experience overall!

Ingrid Monaghan Jan 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Great coffee cupping Session. Learnt heaps from the process of growing coffee to the differences in beans. Loved it

Lawrence Duong Jan 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

An awesome experience that I’d recommend for any coffee enthusiast at all different levels

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