Week 5: Coffee and Chocolate

    Week 5 03/02/16:  Coffee and Chocolate!


Hey fellow fermenters!

Thanks again to everyone who shared their food stories this week (view your presentation dates here), and those who filled out the Coffee and Chocolate survey, which provided some really interesting insights into our students’ knowledge and preferences! We hope you enjoyed the various delicious samples: chocolate bars (TCHO, TAZA, Coracao’s, Righteously Raw) and TCHO’s special drinkable chocolate!

Also, a huge thank you for this week’s student chefs who shared their hand-crafted products!

  • Zach’s Beer and Rosé

  • Benedicta’s French Style Yogurt

  • Hailey’s Kombucha

If you want to revisit last week’s newsletter, check it out on our blog!

  • Recap:

    • Student cultural food presentations (jam, dumplings, spam and wine!)

    • Hailey’s Coffee and Chocolate Production & Culture presentation


  • Check out some of Bay Area’s awesome local brands for coffee and chocolate!

    • Coffee: Sightglass, Four Barrel, Verve, Ritual, Blue Bottle

    • Chocolate: Alter Eco, Leslie’s Organic, TCHO, Dandelion, Guittard, Scharffen Berger


  • Photos:

Find pictures from class linked here. This week’s photo credit goes to Benedicta! Thank you so much!

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  • Announcements:

  • THIS WEEK’S TOPIC: Sake, Beer and Wine!

  • Check out FoodInno Club and join today as a general member, and apply for a Committee/Board positions to get more involved!

    • Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 8th @ 11:59 PM

    • FoodInno Links: Facebook (Like us!), Website


***If you sign up for a field trip but do not show up it will count as an absence. If you have a very good reason for not being able to make it, please notify us at least one week before so we can inform the host. The host works hard to accommodate a large group like ours, so let’s be courteous and respectful to them as well. :) Remember that you are allowed a total of 2 absences to pass the class.***

Can’t wait to see you all this Wednesday, 3/9!



Agnes, Cindy, and Vicky

Fermentation: “Culturing” Your World DeCal, UC Berkeley

Spring 2016

Wednesdays, 6-7 pm

Location: 2030 VLSB