Many coffee roasters, ourselves included, pride themselves with the consistency of their roasting team. This is unfortunately hard to measure unless you are always drinking the same coffees from the same roasters. If not, you're left to simply believe what your coffee roaster tells you....that they are indeed consistent. At Fratello this isn't 'just talk', its something we are constantly improving, and constantly testing.
We begin in the coffee lab with the sourcing and cupping of fresh coffees received direct from Origin. Often this is after we've traveled to Origin and worked directly with the farmers. These coffees are then analyzed using the Cup of Excellence cupping strategies/methods. This helps guide us to the right region, cooperative and farm we want to work with in a particular country. Each sample is cupped a minimum of 4 times before moving on to the final round of cupping. (more…)