I now have all the information I need to reorganize the class I'm teaching at an event next month. I've been in a holding pattern waiting to find out if if I can get a screen set up in a cupping room or if the lecture and tasting portions need to happen in different rooms.
So the way this is going to go is we'll start by breaking into 8 groups. Each group goes to a different coffee roasting machine and roasts a coffee in a couple different ways (each group gets different roasting plans). Then we'll go to the classroom, I'll do a little lecture while the first cupping flight is set up, and we'll taste a range from light to dark roasts. Then more lecture, then tasting timing variations (what happens if you use more or less time in key ranges), then Q&A/discussion.