Coffee Taster’s Flavor Wheel

      Well, it's here. The SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America) has redesigned their Coffee Taster's Flavor Wheel. The old wheel had one wheel for good tastes, and one wheel for defects. This combines them, acknowledging that sometimes good coffees have negative traits and vice … [Read more...]

Cupping

cupping

Cupping is the formal method by which coffees are systematically evaluated. While it is a professional practice, the equipment used is commonplace and anyone can cup their coffee at home. All you need is a lowball or rocks glass, a spoon (there is actually a specific type of spoon used for cupping which has a round, deep bowl), freshly drawn water brought to a boil (it should be odor-free, but not … [Read more...]