Archive for April, 2011
Many people throughout the specialty coffee industry will be heading to Houston, TX in the next few days to take part in the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) Event. Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters will have several folks down at The Event participating in nearly every part of the show. Atlanta’s Community Outreach Coordinator, Read more
Round 1, sessions 4, 5 and 6 were filled with cocoa and vanilla aromas.
Today’s cupping was a real skill building exercise. Bob took four coffees from our inventory and roasted a dark and light version of each. We then had to identify which of the samples was dark roasted, which was light roasted and which was a 50/50 blend. The featured coffees for this exercise, which were also Read more
During round one, it was the judges job to narrow 60 coffees down to only the best offerings, which will be done in three sessions.
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 Read more