The Inaugural Cupping

This was my first cupping — Ray's a regular pro with these sorts of things, and it was great to have him take me through the process.  Our first round included six coffees:

  • Stumptown Brazil Sao Benedito
  • Starbucks Ethiopia Sidamo
  • Stumptown Ethiopia Harar
  • Starbucks Guatemala Antigua
  • Stumptown Rwanda Karaba
  • Stumptown Sumatra Mandehling

As a fairly casual (but dedicated!) coffee drinker, this was an eye opener.  The Ethiopia Harar was almost candy like — very fruity, chocolately flavors.  The Sumatra Mandehling tasted like cardboard … but not in a bad way.  The Ethiopia Sidamo had some rather charcoal-y attributes.  I'd add cream to that one.

Anyhow.  Fifteen minutes until we kick off and start coding …

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