Sensory // Level 1 // Cupping & Evaluation

Sensory // Level 1 // Cupping & Evaluation

ONA Coffee Sydney


ONA Coffee's Sensory Courses are designed for anyone who wants to learn more about how to taste, evaluate, and compare their coffees. No tasting experience is required, as this course will take you on a journey through exploring the flavours and textures that come with our coffee!

One of the primary ways that we assess coffee is through a process called cupping. Cupping is the coffee industry's method of evaluating and purchasing coffees with minimal bias. It is also a great way to understand and experience the raw potential of different types of coffees. It involves measuring and weighing out coffee and hot water into bowls and tasting the brewed coffee roasted specifically for that method.

Over this 1.5 hour session, we will explore

How the cupping process works

A systematic way to taste and evaluate coffees

The differences between different styles of coffee eg. origin, processing, variety

With the groups favourite coffee being brewed as a pour-over to showcase how the flavours translate into the final experience.

This session is very relaxed and fun and can accommodate up to 8 people.

For larger groups see private bookings or get in contact with for more details.

Additional Needs:

Non - English Courses - Our courses are primarily facilitated in English, however our team may be able to arrange a private session of 2 or more in alternative languages. Please contact us at to discuss further.

ONA Coffee Trainers:

All ONA Coffee trainers are highly experienced in producing top quality coffee and are running courses designed Hugh Kelly; Australian Barista Champion 2016, 2017, 2021 

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What you will learn

  • Anything coffee related

What you will get

  • A good time

What to bring

  • Willingness to drink coffee

What to wear

Whatever makes you happy

Appropriate for


Sydney - ONA Coffee

(66 Reviews)

ONA Coffee Sydney is a showcase coffee bar of Australian specialty coffee roaster, ONA Coffee.

Founded in 2008 by former World Barista Champion, Saša Šestic, ONA Coffee is dedicated to sharing amazing coffees from around the world, as well as the incredible stories and experiences of the people who grow them.  We aim to transform the process of drinking coffee into an unforgettable experience.

ONA Coffee Sydney's training curriculum utilises the incredible baristas you see in store everyday to create informative and educational experiences that will lift your coffee making & tasting skills to the next level, no matter what stage you're at.

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5.0 (2 reviews)
Chirated it
08 Jan 2021
I throughly enjoyed this cupping session and coffee experience. I learnt so much about coffee and the differences between different beans. Jay is an amazing host and full of coffee knowledge. His enthusiasm for coffee rubbed off on us and made the experience so enjoyable. Highly recommend this experience if you are a coffee enthusiast looking to extend your knowledge and taste buds.
Betty rated it
13 Jun 2022
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


  • A refund can be requested 2 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$7.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested 2 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Please allow a minimum of 48 hours' prior to course commencement to transfer or cancel your course attendance, or you will forfeit your full course and booking fee.

If you wish to transfer to another course or cancel your booking, you must contact the ONA Sydney Team via email more than 48 hours' prior to course commencement, for a course refund (please note you will forfeit the $7 booking fee!!)

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