Posted Sat Jun 16, 2012, 10:08pm Subject: First cupping experience
Well today was filled with all kinds of new things. I have been roasting at home for nearly 5 years and have never been to a cupping. Where I live there is little interest in such an activity not to mention no quality places to host it. I had found an article online and saw they were holding a cupping today and tomorrow. Even though it was nearly an hour away I had to go. I went today and it was fabulous. They had the whole thing set up perfectly. I may have never attended an "official", for lack of a better word, cupping even though I have seen many videos over the years. It was just as they showed them, 4 total coffees, 3 cups of each so 12 total. We started by smelling the dry grounds followed by the host filling each cup and repeating it. We waited our 4 minutes then each person was able to break the crust on one of the cups while taking in the aroma, there were a few folks there and he wanted us all to experience it. Then came the beginning of the fun. He had us taste each of the 4 while taking a taste from all 3 cups of each type. I guess as he explained it, it was too cleanse the palate from the other taste and to bring out the flavors. After everyone had a chance to enjoy this it was time to chat for a bit while the cups cooled to room temp. Then just as he explained it as it was cool and the taste brought out new flavors. I had experienced that part before since I have roasted for a while now. Just the entire setting along with great company made the whole time we were there a great memory and educational at the same time.
Just wanted to share this and say who knew you can have so much fun slurping coffee off a spoon. If you have never been to one definitely see if there is ever one in your area. I will be attending more for sure, if they ever come around again.
Posted Sun Jun 17, 2012, 4:14am Subject: Re: First cupping experience
Well today was filled with all kinds of new things. I have been roasting at home for nearly 5 years and have never been to a cupping. Where I live there is little interest in such an activity not to mention no quality places to host it. I had found an article online and saw they were holding a cupping today and tomorrow...
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