A POPULAR independent coffee shop will host a 'coffee cupping' event at St Helens Book Stop on Friday morning.

Two Brothers, which opened in the town centre around 12 months ago, is hosting the coffee tasting event in their second St Helens store on Friday, August 5.

After successfully building the Two Brothers brand in Altrincham and Warrington, the team sample and roasts speciality coffee beans from around the world to ensure each of their cups is crafted to the highest quality.

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Developing a core client base of coffee lovers, they will use their event to test their new blends, gather feedback from regulars and attract new customers to their specialist coffee brand.

Describing the process of 'coffee cupping' Emma Campbell, manager at Two Brothers said: "Coffee cupping is a technique used by professionals in the industry to detect flavour notes in coffee, and can be used to change the way that the coffee is roasted, to bring out and highlight desirable nuances in the beans.

"It involves creating a ‘cupping liquor’ and then slurping the brew from a spoon, to aerate the coffee, and distribute it over all of your taste buds."

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With five coffee blends on offer from Brazil, Colombia, Peru, East Timor and Yemen, the session is open to all.

Emma added: "Whether you’re a seasoned slurper, or you’re looking to learn a new skill, our staff will talk through the process and guide you on what to expect from the experience."

Starting at 2.30pm on Friday, August 5, the session is set to last around an hour and is free to all.

St Helens Star: The Coffee Cupping event will take place in the Two Brothers coffee shop in St Helens Book StopThe Coffee Cupping event will take place in the Two Brothers coffee shop in St Helens Book Stop