Join us at BSH for a coffee tasting with Greater Goods Roasting. We will be using the Rattleware Cupping Brewer to replicate the professional cupping method in a public setting. Each person will be able to taste different coffees in individual sample cups.
What is coffee cupping? Think of it in the way you would a wine tasting – except with coffee and slurping! Cupping is one of the coffee tasting techniques used to evaluate coffee aroma and the flavor profile of a coffee.
Coffee Cupping, as described on Wikipedia:
Coffee cupping, or coffee tasting, is the practice of observing the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee. It is a professional practice but can be done informally by anyone or by professionals known as "Q Graders". A standard coffee cupping procedure involves deeply sniffing the coffee, then loudly slurping the coffee so it spreads to the back of the tongue. The coffee taster attempts to measure aspects of the coffee's taste, specifically the body (the texture or mouthfeel, such as oiliness), sweetness, acidity (a sharp and tangy feeling, like when biting into an orange), flavor (the characters in the cup), and aftertaste. Since coffee beans embody telltale flavors from the region where they were grown, cuppers may attempt to identify the coffee's origin.
No Experience Necessary
Everyone is welcome - whether you consider yourself a coffee aficionado or just enjoy a good cup of coffee!