24 Apr '14, 4pm

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As many of you know, cupping is a key function of our daily work at Intelligentsia. We use it to decide which coffees to buy, dialing in roasts, quality assurance, blend constitution, and research and development. Until recently, we’ve used a form that was slightly varied from the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s version. These forms, and most of the other forms out there, use a format where the user can take notes on different sensory elements, and then assign a score at the end. Download Intelligentsia's New Cupping Form Our QC and buying teams found limitations with this, and decided to sit down and make a new form. Here's a link to that form, and to help better explain the features of this form, our QC manager Chris Kornman has the following. Our new cupping form was built to address a few common problems in coffee evaluation. Some forms tend to rely heavily o...

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sprudge.com 25 Apr '14, 11pm

Annie Clark, the multi-talented breakout singer-songwriter known as St. Vincent , is also a big coffee aficionado. Her lat...