The Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild presents "Coffee and Conversation" on the third Thursday of every month and on Jan. 18 the monthly informal chat featured coffee expert Tim Cusac, the owner of the village's Caffe Positano.
Cusac opened Caffe Positano in 2005 after spending 20 years in a variety of positions in the corporate world. He later opened a second location in Del Rayo Village.
Cusac, who roasts his own beans for his shops once or twice a week, shared a bit on the history of coffee, offered some tips on brewing the best cup and led a fun coffee tasting called "cupping." Guests were encouraged to take note of the aromas of the coffee in their cups that brewed in their hands before delicately sipping from a spoon to taste.
Coffee and Conversation is sponsored every month by Deana Ingalls of Carter Financial.