Archive for April, 2011

Wednesday Cupping Notes

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

2011 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence: Day Two

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.

2011 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence Day One: Calibration Day

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.

Quiet Cupping

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