I am planning to give a talk on the Philosophy of Coffee-Tasting, the details of which are listed below, where I look at the philosophy and psychology as well as the history and politics of coffee-tasting, beginning with the confusions around the key concept of taste, and how the taste of the experts has favoured certain tastes, in both the so-called First Wave and present Third Wave of Coffee,  that is, the acidic or fruity, as against the bitter.  This is illustrated, in a hands-on way, by samples of two different coffees; which is then followed by discussion, accompanied by a third and rarely sampled coffee.


Time: Sunday, 6 March 2016, 10:30-11:30

Location: Gurman’s Tea and Coffee World

Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre

Fee: 10 euros, which includes 3 cups of coffee

Limited places.   For further information, contact: