26 Feb '14, 1am

How are our new pre-ship coffees like a fine meal? Our Head of QC Jim Kelso dishes over on the blog today.

How are our new pre-ship coffees like a fine meal? Our Head of QC Jim Kelso dishes over on the blog today.

February 2014, Portland, OR Jim Kelso: Head of Quality Control Recently, while pushing a shopping cart down the aisles of the fruit and vegetable section of one of our local castles of abundance, buzzed from a long day of cupping and with no coherent plan for that evening’s meal, I had a sudden (caffeine-inspired, I’m sure) inspiration: The wide spectrum of tasting notes from the new coffee release cuppings could serve as a blueprint for the meal I was trying, at the last minute, to pull together. Almost every meal at our house involves beer and chocolate to some extent. The beer is usually for the chef and the chocolate is our go-to for an easy dessert. The Peru Cecovasa arrival sample that Steve, Craig and I had tasted earlier, with its cocoa, toasted white nut and citrus zest reminded me to pick up a porter ale sixer and to restock our dessert supplies. We are also abou...

Full article: http://stumptowncoffee.com/notes-cupping-lab/

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