Cupping

  1. Visiting Portland and Brew Battle fun

    Visiting Portland and Brew Battle fun

    I'm roasting up a bunch of samples to take with me to Portland tomorrow. It will be some random coffees, but a fun cupping for sure.

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  2. Green Coffee Cupping

    Green Coffee Cupping

    Tom from Sweet Maria's cups green coffee. Yes, green, unroasted coffee.

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  3. Cuptoberfest 2010

    Cuptoberfest 2010

    Sweet Maria's hosted an event at our office/warehouse in Oakland, CA where we invited some local roasters and cuppers to cup each others' coffee, our coffee and, um....green coffee.

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  4. Cup Testing Coffee by Screen Size: Ethiopia Yirgacheffe

    Cup Testing Coffee by Screen Size: Ethiopia Yirgacheffe

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  5. Cupping and Context - New Tools for Coffee Evaluation

    Cupping and Context - New Tools for Coffee Evaluation

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  6. Act Naturally

    Act Naturally

    Hey Folks, here's a follow up video from the last cupping video.

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  7. All Samples Cleared part 2

    All Samples Cleared part 2

    So, to follow up on my last post, I made some videos of me cupping samples from the big box I got this week from HQ.

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  8. All Samples Cleared

    All Samples Cleared

    Just got a big old box of samples from home base to start playing round with in the lab.

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  9. Splurge: Le Nez du Vin

    Splurge: Le Nez du Vin

    I just had to train myself on exactly what "fine lees" smells like.

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  10. Crazy coffee tasting competition at scaa.

    Crazy coffee tasting competition at scaa.

    So this coffee taster competition (SCAA US Cup Taster's Championship!) seemed ridiculous and I dismissed it out of hand

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  11. SM Cupping Class July 2008

    SM Cupping Class July 2008

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  12. Costa Rica - Naranjo, Tarrazu, Dota -2007

    Costa Rica - Naranjo, Tarrazu, Dota -2007

    This is a way-back archive travelogue of a cupping trip to Costa Rica in 2007!

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  13. Fruit or Ferment?

    Fruit or Ferment?

    I thought I had a good idea of what a fermented taint was but with discussions here and there...

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  14. Guatemala Travels in 2006.

    Guatemala Travels in 2006.

    I went to the 2006 Guatemala Cup of Excellence, and instead of flying I just shared a minivan with the Stumptowners. This is an extra boring set of photos...

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  15. El Salvador Travels: Cup of Excellence -2006

    El Salvador Travels: Cup of Excellence -2006

    I slacked off after my quadruple header of Central Cup of Excellences, but here's a bunch of boring photos on a coffee competition. ;-<

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  16. Guatemala Cup of Excellence 2006 & Guatemala Travels

    Guatemala Cup of Excellence 2006 & Guatemala Travels

    An extended trip, the last of coffee comeptitions i judged, consecutively, a lot of time away from home.

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  17. Sensory Evaluation of Coffee

    Sensory Evaluation of Coffee

    To define and understand the benefit of sensory evaluation, the scientific discipline which looks at how we evoke, measure and interpret the characteristics of food and materials as they are perceived by our senses.

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  18. Cupping: A tasting technique for coffee

    Cupping: A tasting technique for coffee

    Cupping has several varied meanings, among them a technique for draining boils using heated glass cups, a painful attack on the male person, and, perhaps most grotesque, a procedure to taste coffee.

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  19. Costa Rica La Minita Cupping '01-'04 crops

    Costa Rica La Minita Cupping '01-'04 crops

    Okay, here are the results of Mike McGuiness' samples of 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 Costa Rica La Minita samples. First off, the samples were perfectly roasted! Great roast for cupping and very uniform.

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  20. Cupping Indian Coffees at Mr. Espresso's Roasting Plant

    Cupping Indian Coffees at Mr. Espresso's Roasting Plant

    I attended a local (Bay Area) cupping in early April that was interesting in two aspects: we cupped some very nice Indian coffees that I never had access to before, and we did it at Mr. Espresso, a wholesale roaster that uses unique Italian wood-fired coffee roasters.

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