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Cupping Coffee at Home. Just for Fun!
1 st Grind the beans: immediately after grinding the beans take the time to evaluate the fragrance.
2 nd Pour Water: pour hot water directly over the ground coffee beans. Make sure they are all covered by water and take note of the aroma that rise from the coffee.
3 rd Break the crust: after letting the coffee sit for about 5 minuets use a spoon and break the crust and take note of the aroma once more.
4 th Remove the grounds:
5 th Flavor Evaluation: use a clean spoon to taste each coffee. Take note of the acidity, mouth feel, flavors
What to look for when cupping?
- Does it smell fresh? Stale? Over roasted? Under-roasted?
- What fragrance can you smell when the grounds are wet?
- What is the acidity/ liveliness of the coffee?
- Body. This is the feel of the coffee in your mouth: full, rich, fat, thin
- What Flours can you pick up? Honey, malt, nutty, etc.
- Finish. What does the coffee leave in your mouth? Sweet, bitter, dry, etc.
The Specialty Coffee Association of America’s SCAA Flavor Wheel is a great reference for referencing flavors. It’s a great visual prompt for identifying flavor and aroma