Smell (and taste) the coffee Apr 17

Proving there’s more than just a satisfying drink behind the world’s favorite bean, Fond du Lac Public Library’s monthly Flavors of the World program will focus on coffee at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, Flavors of the World program in the Idea Studio. The program is free and open to adults and teens age13 and older. Registration is required and begins at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, at the Calendar.

Coffee roaster and expert Matthew Rauls and library staffer Josh Cowles will present the history, lore and use of coffee. Rauls will demonstrate how to roast beans and the steps to brewing the perfect cup. Cowles will demonstrate how to use coffee as a flavor enhancer in the kitchen.

Flavors of the World takes place every third Tuesday of the month in the library’s Idea Studio. Programs coming up:

  • May 15: Oregano, presented by Pedro Arellano
  • June 19: Coriander/cilantro, presented by Anoush Cowles
  • July 17: Basil, presented by Kay Bastian
  • August 21: MSG, presented by Jon Mark Bolthouse

The Idea Studio is the library’s makerspace, a permanent do-it-yourself zone in the lower level with a demonstration kitchen, equipment to use for free and DIY programming. For more information, visit


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