Superior Merchandise Company is planning a class and tasting at 6 p.m. Monday, February 1. The 90-minute class, led by the store's coffee director, Matthew Loiacano, will include instruction on the history of coffee, growing conditions, regional taste characteristics, how pros evaluate coffee, and tasting and discussion of three single-origin coffees. Reservations, at $30 per person, may be made online. Participants will receive bags of the tasted coffees. Superior Merchandise is located at 147 Fourth Street, Troy. And, you can find all sorts of cooking classes for adults and kids alike by clicking here.