About Sip 'n' Slurp: A Guide to Coffee Expert Tasting
Sip 'n' Slurp is the first self-published coffee sensory book by Freda Yuan. This book provides unique insight into using tasting coffee to embrace life and find a sense of joy in the pleasure of drinking coffee. Inspired by the author's own personal journey, she shares the expertise she's built over the past 8 years in simple and approachable exercises.
Sensory experiences can be very personal; there is no right or wrong to how we perceive different flavours (or "tastes"). Sip ’n’ Slurp is a coffee sensory book for people who are interested in developing or refining their sensory awareness.
About the Author
Freda Yuan is a professional coffee taster and buyer. Her talent and accolades are evident in her winning the SCA UK Cup Tasters in 2017, 2018 & 2020, as well as gaining 3rd place in the World Cup Tasters 2017. Alongside this, she is a licensed Q-grade. Beyond coffee certification, Freda also has a degree in MBA from Middlesex University.
Throughout her coffee career, she has worked in all sectors of the coffee supply chain, including being a barista, coffee event management, roasting, quality control, green sourcing, and coffee farming. During this journey, she found her true passion in the sensory elements of coffee, which started after her struggle and recovery from bulimia.
Freda Yuan photo by Zsuzsa Zicho