Coffee has over 1,500 unique compounds that go into creating individual flavors and aromas. Developing the ability to distinguish and identify those unique flavors is an art anyone can learn. All it takes is time, patience, a strong love of coffee, and a sense of sensory adventure. In this entry, we'll walk you though the process and tools needed to develop a refined, expansive coffee palate.
In the coffee world, tasting is referred to as cupping -- the age-old art of uncovering a bean's unique tones and tendencies in a controlled manner. Cupping can be done anywhere, anytime; all you need is beans, water, a grinder, and a brewer. Follow these steps for your own, personal cupping. Measure out your whole... Continue Reading →