Learn about sourcing, watch a roast cycle, and savor three coffees before leaving with your own ready-to-brew bag.

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Expand your caffeinated palate with expert Alex Powar as you tour the Four Barrel roastery, taste coffees, and leave with your own beans

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Promotional value expires Jan 31, 2014. Amount paid never expires. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Refundable only within 24 hours of purchase. Min. of 8 participants or experience subject to cancellation. Online redemption required. Purchasers will need to provide email address at checkout for SideTour to facilitate scheduling/redemption. No value after experience selected date & time have passed. Gratuity included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

What You’ll Do

Inside the coffee mecca Four Barrel lies the company’s cherished centerpiece: a 1957 German-made cast iron Probat roaster, where all of their farm-sourced beans are transformed into hot cups of deliciousness. Join Alex Powar, Four Barrel’s director of quality control and a master coffee educator, for an immersive roasting experience where you’ll watch a 15-minute roast cycle and sip on three high-quality varieties from some of the farms they work with across the globe. Learn how agriculture practices impact taste, the importance of conscientious sourcing, and the mechanical processes involved in brewing before leaving with your own bag of beans.<p>

  • Develop Your Palate
    Taste the difference between three roasts and deepen your knowledge of coffee with a caffeine ambassador<p>

  • Parting Gift
    Take home a small bag of beans for your future brewing endeavors<p>

Each event is capped at 12 participants; each event requires a minimum of 8 participants in order to take place.<p>

####Your Host Alex Powar Alex Powar
Master Coffee Educator

Today, Alex Powar is seen as the coffee ambassador for Four Barrel, working as the director of quality control and as an advanced coffee educator, but his path to the bean started from humble origins. While earning a degree in chemistry, Alex used coffee to stay awake between classes, but it wasn’t until he traveled abroad that he understood the fascinating influence of agriculture on the product, as well as the way chemistry actually informs the roasting process. Alex became hooked on brewing the perfect cup and began working in the industry full-time, and since then, he’s been profiled in magazines and newspapers across the world for his work at Four Barrel.

####Where You'll Meet The perfect cup of coffee. It's a never-ending pursuit for the roasters at Four Barrel. With that end in mind, they constantly try new techniques and taste every single batch of their coffee, all procured from green sources. Four Barrel also thoroughly trains each person who serves their coffee, whether they're a barista at the on-site cafe or one of Four Barrel's many partners throughout the Bay Area.

####When All experiences will take place from 5:30pm - 7:00pm * **Thursday**
December 19
January 16 | January 30


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