29 Dec '17, 11am

Reimagining Cupping Competitions, Part 5: The Results Are In

Reimagining Cupping Competitions, Part 5: The Results Are In

Train the judges more intensively on the characteristics and the range of their intensities. Redefine the modern profile so that it has higher intensities of sweetness and acidity. Of course, the profile itself could be entirely redefined. Change how “complexity” and “defects” are measured. While the definitions we used were logical — a certain percentage of judges had to use equivalent descriptive terms — they didn’t work in practice. This may have been because we only had six judges, resulting in too much variation between judges. Sometimes, it was clear that a coffee should earn a point for one of these characteristics even though it shouldn’t earn one using the rubric. Actually scoring these characteristics was very time-consuming. Not only did all the words need to be transcribed into a computer but I had to look at each set of words for each coffee, do some math, mak...

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