Coffee isn’t just a morning ritual any more — a group of JWU culinary students are generating major buzz in Miami for their innovative coffee-themed pop-up dinners.
WSVN’s Style File recently caught up with the student chefs to talk coffee creativity. Here’s what JWU student Jeremy Gamble told WSVN reporter Belkys Nerey:
Brewing Great Ideas“Coffee is one of my true passions,” says Joseph.
When he wasn’t in labs, the busy student could be found at nearby Alaska Coffee Roasting Company. “Twice a day — I’d come over here with my friends and we would study.”
One day, he and the owner of Alaska Coffee brewed up an idea: Host pop-up dinners serving dishes infused with coffee.
Innovative Menus Inspired by Great CoffeesNow the young chefs take over the café every other Tuesday, serving a 5-course tasting menu inspired by coffee-growing regions around the world.
Jeremy and fellow student Michael Rolon create the menus, often using special roasts concocted by Alaska Coffee’s Karen Tuvia to bring out the flavor of beans from Mexico, Nicaragua, Ethiopia, Tanzania and all over the world.
“I want to highlight the coffees,” says Jeremy. “We can fuse into oils, into butter, into chocolates, into rubs.”
Buzzworthy Global BitesA typical meal might start with a white asparagus and parsnip soup infused with a low-acid Sumatran blend — “to add richness,” says Jeremy — followed by a coffee-rubbed pork tenderloin and pumpkin pie topped with a Yirgacheffe-infused ganache.
The young chefs love the opportunity to hone their creative and technical chops. And diners are loving the innovative cuisine — every dinner has been sold out. Watch the students on WSVN.
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