Tasting

  1. Sweets

    Sweets

    I was just up at the Barista Camp in Santa Barbara this week and was stoked to have so many great conversations about tasting coffee.

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  2. Taste Testing

    Taste Testing

    some fun tastings that you can set up to learn more about different flavors in coffee

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  3. Komparing Kenya

    Komparing Kenya

    This Kenya AB has a very tea-like character, with a bit of pleasantly crisp and dry astringency which helps promote the cranberry/blackberry fruit flavors in the cup.

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  4. Green Coffee Processing

    Green Coffee Processing

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  5. Tiny Joy March/April 2012: Electric Coffee Brewers/ Using Taste to Determine Roast Level

    Tiny Joy March/April 2012: Electric Coffee Brewers/ Using Taste to Determine Roast Level

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  6. what we talk about when we talk about good coffee

    what we talk about when we talk about good coffee

    How do you identify good coffee? What is the biggest distinction between good coffee and great coffee?

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  7. Home Barista Roasting Challenge Part 2: Single Origin Brewed Coffees

    Home Barista Roasting Challenge Part 2: Single Origin Brewed Coffees

    Cupping the entries in the Home Barista Roasting Challenge Single Origin Brewed Coffees .

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  8. Coffee Research – What is next?

    Coffee Research – What is next?

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  9. Cupping Green, Unroasted Coffee.....Yum

    Cupping Green, Unroasted Coffee.....Yum

    In this funny little experiment, Tom ground and brewed coffee at various stages from green to a City+ roast. 

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  10. El Salvador Cascara vs Yemen Qishr

    El Salvador Cascara vs Yemen Qishr

    Recently, Sweet Maria's staff got together to compare our unusual offerings of tea.

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  11. Drinking vs. Tasting

    Drinking vs. Tasting

    I come back to this thought very often, the difference between tasting or cupping coffee and drinking it.

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  12. Aug - Sept 2010: Drinking vs. Tasting; Sidebar Sidebar

    Aug - Sept 2010: Drinking vs. Tasting; Sidebar Sidebar

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  13. Jun - Jul 2010 Essentials: Top 6 Things in Home Roasting to Pay Attention To

    Jun - Jul 2010 Essentials: Top 6 Things in Home Roasting to Pay Attention To

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  14. Using Taste to Determine Degree of Roast

    Using Taste to Determine Degree of Roast

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  15. Cupping and Context - New Tools for Coffee Evaluation

    Cupping and Context - New Tools for Coffee Evaluation

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  16. Tambaya and Montañita

    Tambaya and Montañita

    I mentioned it in my last post, but I just wanted to highlight what an excellent pairing of coffees that I thought these two made.

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  17. 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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  18. Teaching to Taste

    Teaching to Taste

    The famous non-attributable quote goes “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture”.

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  19. Apr - May 2009: How did that flavor get there?; Cultivar and Terroir; 3 Countries in 7 Days

    Apr - May 2009: How did that flavor get there?; Cultivar and Terroir; 3 Countries in 7 Days

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  20. an odd day of cupping ...

    an odd day of cupping ...

    It can be rough to cup mixed tables of coffee in one day, or mixed flights.

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