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Burd
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Posted Sat Jun 16, 2012, 10:08pm
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Well today was filled with all kinds of new things.  I have been roasting at home for nearly 5 years and have never been to a cupping.  Where I live there is little interest in such an activity not to mention no quality places to host it.  I had found an article online and saw they were holding a cupping today and tomorrow.  Even though it was nearly an hour away I had to go.  I went today and it was fabulous.  They had the whole thing set up perfectly.  I may have never attended an "official", for lack of a better word, cupping even though I have seen many videos over the years.  It was just as they showed them, 4 total coffees, 3 cups of each so 12 total.  We started by smelling the dry grounds followed by the host filling each cup and repeating it.  We waited our 4 minutes then each person was able to break the crust on one of the cups while taking in the aroma, there were a few folks there and he wanted us all to experience it.  Then came the beginning of the fun.  He had us taste each of the 4 while taking a taste from all 3 cups of each type.  I guess as he explained it, it was too cleanse the palate from the other taste and to bring out the flavors.  After everyone had a chance to enjoy this it was time to chat for a bit while the cups cooled to room temp.  Then just as he explained it as it was cool and the taste brought out new flavors.  I had experienced that part before since I have roasted for a while now.  Just the entire setting along with great company made the whole time we were there a great memory and educational at the same time.

Just wanted to share this and say who knew you can have so much fun slurping coffee off a spoon.  If you have never been to one definitely see if there is ever one in your area.  I will be attending more for sure, if they ever come around again.  



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Posted Sun Jun 17, 2012, 4:14am
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Burd Said:

Well today was filled with all kinds of new things.  I have been roasting at home for nearly 5 years and have never been to a cupping.  Where I live there is little interest in such an activity not to mention no quality places to host it.  I had found an article online and saw they were holding a cupping today and tomorrow...

Alex

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Lived in Florida for years.  Curious, who is offering cuppings?

 
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Vac Pot: Yama
Drip: Cuisinart Grind & Brew...
Roaster: Behmor + i-Roast
Posted Sun Jun 17, 2012, 7:55am
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It was in Naples at a place called Fit and Fuel.
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Grinder: Macap MC4 Doserless Stepped
Vac Pot: Yamas
Drip: Hario, Beehouse, Cilio, Kone...
Roaster: RK Drum and Gene
Posted Sun Jun 17, 2012, 8:22am
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Burd Said:

It was in Naples at a place called Fit and Fuel.

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There is enough discretionary income there to make a 3rd wave coffee shop hum.

 
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