Archive for April, 2011
The goal of today’s cupping was for the jurors to re-familiarize themselves with the scoring sheets, the flow of the cupping sessions as well as an introduction to the coffees.
I learned the rudiments of coffee cupping from Don Holly and Ted Lingle thirteen years ago. Along the way I have learned from some of the finest palates in the coffee industry. I have been fortunate, sitting at the cupping table with many of the most successful entrepreneurs and renowned cuppers and green buyers in [...]
Imagining the similarities that can be drawn between the role of a plant, and the role of a barista may be a stretch, but truly their roles are not much different.
Back by popular demand, are our monthly, public coffee cuppings! Please join us, the first Sunday of each month, from 1pm-3pm, for an educational and tasty experience.
Its that time of year when we start to see the first of the 2011 crops begin to arrive in the roastery. Today we cupped a preshipment of the 2011 Costa Rica Cerro del Fuego next to the current crop we have in the warehouse. This crop of Cerro del Fuego is promising with lots [...]
I will be representing Batdorf & Bronson at this year’s Nicaragua Cup of Excellence. This will be my second time participating as a juror for the COE. Being selected again and having the opportunity to travel to Nicaragua is quite an honor. Tasting the preeminent coffees this country has to offer is something I am [...]