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    Espresso Basics & More

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    Coffee Tasting At Sweet Maria's - Feb. 28th

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  5. What The He — Is Jasmine?

    What The He — Is Jasmine?

    So, what is the taste and smell of jasmine? Yirgacheffes often have the most clear-cut jasmine notes of any coffee, but...

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  6. Bright Coffee

    Bright Coffee

    Here's a few coffees with exciting, snappy, zingy, citrusy, tart, vibrant notes

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  7. Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate...

    Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate...

    A few coffees where chocolate notes take the spotlight.

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  8. Sugar Cupping Part 2 -- Rough outline

    Sugar Cupping Part 2 -- Rough outline

    This is a very educational exercise you can easily try at home.

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  9. Sugar Cupping

    Sugar Cupping

    Sometimes tasting something that isn't coffee can help you learn more about what your coffee tastes like.

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  10. Taste and Price: When Values Shift

    Taste and Price: When Values Shift

    I recently caught glimpse of this and found it very thought-provoking.

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  11. Taste and Price: When Values Shift - DUPLICATE

    Taste and Price: When Values Shift - DUPLICATE

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  12. Podcast:More About Coffee Lexicons

    Podcast:More About Coffee Lexicons

    Cupping and talking about the taste lexicon of coffee with Tom and Chris Schooley

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Cupping in Quick Time

Cupping in Quick Time

I took this movie at 1 fps in Peru at the "Concurso de Cafe de Calidad" this past week. It starts in round 2 with cupping, then cleanup, setting up the new tables for round 3. I kinda like the dead space in between rounds ... but actually, I had forgot my camera when the jury went off to discuss the round 2 scores, so it was an accident... at the nearest table you can see me, looking kinda scruffy, in the light shirt, and Geoff Watts from Intelligentsia in the dark green shirt, along with Maritsa and Lourdes, catadores peruanas. -tom
ps: I put together this little movie of clips from the Peru competition too ... rock out!

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