Cupping is the process used to evaluate roasted coffee.
Human variance is very common in brewing coffee, so we use the cupping method to reduce the interference.
By adding the same amount of ground coffee and hot water, at the same temperature, and steeping for the same time, in the same shaped bowls, we are able to brew multiple coffees at the same time.
Cupping is an integral part of our quality control; our standards remain high, and cupping gives us a consistent method of evaluation.
In a few months time, be sure to look out for public cuppings! They are a great way to taste multiple coffees with others.
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