I have been doing some research and have found that there is not a lot of information available for coffee consumers who are interested in learning the skill of tasting coffee properly, or cupping as its called in the coffee industry. Cupping is a daily task which most roasters and green coffee buyers do on a regular basis. This is a SKILL, and a skill that you can learn how to do over time. You must teach your pallet how to do this properly, and through following some of these steps we have out lined, you can begin to learn.
Coffee lovers will agree that coffees by the same name are not all alike. Coffee "cupping", or comparing coffees is not only a lot of fun for the consumer, but also imperative to coffee shop owners who are committed to offering their customers the best coffee.
Good coffee is worth discovering:
Ground rules for coffee cupping:
The real art of cupping comes with the descriptive terms used when explaining the different geographical regions being tasted. (more…)