Category Archives: Cupping

Public coffee cuppings at Fratello

Written on November 27, 2009 at 12:47 pm, by

Our first public cupping this week was a great success!   We had a lot of fun and got to taste some amazing Ethiopian coffees with fellow coffee enthusiasts.  It just wouldn’t be fair to share these coffees with others. We will be doing an exploration of 6-10 different Indonesian and Sumatran selections first week of December.  Stay tuned forMore

A celebration of 7 Ethiopian Coffees

Written on November 23, 2009 at 12:00 pm, by

We want to invite anyone who loves specialty coffee, especially Ethiopian Coffees to come by Fratello Coffee tomorrow at 11:30 am.  We are going to be hosting a free cupping for the public, of 7 very rare and special Ethiopian coffees.  What we will be cupping is: Ethiopian Beloya Micro Lot#12, Full Natural Ethiopian Beloya Micro Lot#10,More

Fratello Coffee in the News!

Written on June 22, 2009 at 11:49 am, by

Fratello Coffee was on TV last week as Channel 10 News Shaw Magazine wanted to have a short interview to discuss coffee cupping.   More and more people in Calgary (and other cities obviously) are starting to hear about what us roasters do on a daily basis. It is hard to describe coffee cupping in aMore

Brazil Daterra Sweet Blue – Rainforest Alliance Coffee – Micro Lot

Written on May 15, 2009 at 1:20 pm, by

Ok, here we go again…..We keep finding new coffees that keep blowing me away.  Fratello has a new Brazilian coffee, exclusive to us in Canada that you need to try.  Daterra is an extraordinary producer who’s plantations are located in the Cerrado region (State of Minas Gerais) and in the Mogiana region (State of SãoMore

Organic Ethiopian Yirgacheffe- Idido Misty Valley

Written on May 1, 2009 at 10:37 am, by

Fratello Coffee is introducing an exciting new coffee to our portfolio at the end of May.  We have found an Organic fresh crop Ethiopian that we just had to buy which is replacing the Kembata currently available.         Flavor description: Intense tropical fruits, blueberry and strawberry in both the aromas and longMore

Colombian Cup of Excellence 2009

Written on March 16, 2009 at 2:58 pm, by

I have just returned from Pereira Colombia after judging the 2009 Cup of Excellence competition.   Although tired, I’m thrilled about this experience.  It is so exciting going through the cupping process and seeing the award ceremony’s on the final day.  The Cup of Excellence competition is the most thorough and competitive screening process a coffeeMore