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Coffee Tasting Workouts

Michael Jordan is one of the greatest basketball players to have ever played the game. Undeniably he had a certain level of natural talent, however he also had an unmatched and exhausting practice routine that focused on the fundamentals of the game. “You can practice shooting eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, Read more

Springtime and New Crop Coffees

Flower blossoms, trees in bloom, sunny days, the return of migratory birds and new crop coffees all begin to awaken us from our Winter repose.  Spring is one of my favorite times of the year because the new crop coffees begin to wander in.  The intense fresh aroma of the green beans tantalize your senses creating Read more

2011 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence: Days 4 & 5

The final round of the 2011 Nicaragua COE offered some amazingly well balanced coffees with tart acidity and rich bodies.

2011 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence Day 3

Round 1, sessions 4, 5 and 6 were filled with cocoa and vanilla aromas.

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.