25 Apr '14, 3pm

Meet a Starbucks Coffee Specialist who Tastes 500 Cups of Coffee a Day | Starbucks Newsroom

Three cups are placed in a triangle. Two contain identical coffees and the third is different. The challenge? Using skills of sight, smell and taste, the best coffee tasters in the United States compete to determine which cup is the odd one out through eight groupings, or triangulations as they’re called in the coffee business. Amanda Juris, a Starbucks green coffee quality specialist, won all eight sets and had the fastest time during the first round of the U.S. Cup Tasters Championship. The competition is one of the events being held during the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s 2014 exposition and symposium, underway in Seattle now through Sunday. If Juris passes another round today (Friday) she’ll be in the finals and if successful, she’ll compete in the World Cup Tasters Championship next month in Melbourne. “I’m very conditioned to going through many cups of c...

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