A Review of @KumaCoffee & #Coffee Cupping Tips

 

Kuma Coffee Review & Coffee Cupping Tips

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“Coffee cupping” it sounds like a weird thing.  It would be much easier to know what the heck it is if they would’ve simply termed it ‘coffee tasting’.  There are many things that impact a coffee’s flavor characteristics, not the least of which is the brewing process itself.  So when ‘cupping’ or tasting coffees, we eliminate all of the things that impact the flavor outside of the bean itself.  When we cup coffee, we simply add hot water to ground beans.  We do this into a glass or a ceramic cup, because these two items will not impart any odor or flavor into the brew.  We use the same amount of coffee in each cup, as well as the identical amount of water.  Now, we can make this as informal or as technically precise as we want.  In this instance, I was really informal.  The point of this cupping was [Read more…]

Nate’s Top 5 Misused & Abused #Coffee Terms

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Misused Coffee Terms

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Strong coffee“…”Bold coffee” These as well as other coffee related terms have been misused and abused over and over, making it very [Read more…]

Coffee Blends vs Single Origin :: Social Coffee Company Review

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Today I’m going to talk to you about specialty coffee,  and specifically about blends and single origin coffees.  The majority of casual coffee drinkers are not likely to know [Read more…]

Behind the Scenes at the United States Barista Championships / Lem Butler


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Welcome back to Coffeenate.com!  This week you are in for a special treat, as my friend Perri Gorman, of Tambaroo Coffee, has [Read more…]

CoffeeNate 31 :: What is a Coffee Snob?


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What do you think of when you hear the term ‘Coffee Snob’?  If you don’t know what a coffee snob is, then you probably think the definition of coffee snob is something negative. In reality, being a coffee snob means [Read more…]