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 [...]
The final round of the 2011 Nicaragua COE offered some amazingly well balanced coffees with tart acidity and rich bodies.
Round 1, sessions 4, 5 and 6 were filled with cocoa and vanilla aromas.
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 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 [...]
We have a small tradition during the holidays to have some type of tasting. In past years we have compared chocolates, desserts and coffee pairing and wines. This was a special tasting since it involved such an exclusive coffee. I decided to brew it using the Chemex. This brewer creates a wonderful infusion that really [...]