Crimson Cup

Courses aimed at coffee, tea lovers

Crimson Cup Coffee House has kicked off 2013 with a series of classes designed to teach people to appreciate the finer points of coffee and tea.

All courses will begin at 7 p.m. Mondays at the coffeehouse, 4541 N. High St.

"These classes are perfect for those who want to become coffee or tea connoisseurs, or even just to order their favorite cup with confidence at any coffee shop," said Bob Cervas, assistant coffeehouse manager, who will lead instruction of the courses.

"Today, coffee and tea are more like fine wines, with infinite varieties that come from specific regions of the world. Country of origin, growing conditions, processing, roasting and preparation all affect flavor and enjoyment," he said.

Over the series of four courses, repeated monthly, consumers will learn how coffees and teas from different parts of the world taste, how to prepare an exceptional cup and how to appreciate subtle nuances in flavor.

The cost to participate is $10 to $20 a class, which includes instruction, consumption of coffee or tea during the class and a sample bag of coffee or tea to take home.