29 Dec '13, 1am
Last reads stat - the Beginner's Guide to Cupping on CoffeeGeek got a decent 84,000 reads in 2013.
A word from Geoff Watts, Director of Coffee, Intelligenstia Coffee : Im a firm believer that understanding is developed through the act of comparison. Learning to talk about the character of a coffee from a particular origin requires that one have some frame of reference, and if the goal is to figure out what makes a coffee from Kenya great it is important to know what makes it different than other coffees. In other words, what does it mean to taste like a Kenya? What tastes distinguish a Guatemalan coffee from a Nicaraguan? By evaluating coffees in a comparative setting and with an inquisitive, reflective approach one can learn to identify the most essential flavor traits of coffees from different origins. The goal should be to build a reference library of flavors and taste sensations that can become a background against which one can examine new coffees. Over time a c...