One of the most popular guides we have on CoffeeGeek is the Beginner's Guide to Cupping. In that guide, we run you through how the professionals cup coffee, but also how you can cup coffee at home with your friends and family. We recommend tools you can use straight from your cupboard, but it's also nice to have tools designed specifically for this method of evaluating coffee!
And now you can - 8oz Coffee sells starter cupping kits featuring 3 bowls, 2 cupping spoons and coffee trays for just $22. A larger 6 bowl / 3 spoon set is just $38. These are good prices and better than dedicated cupping sets we've seen in the past. The bowls are the standard design used by most roasters and coffee evaluators, and the spoons are specific to the task.
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Column Description Whether it's up to the minute, happening this day, this week, or in the recent past, this column's goal is to present coffee and attempts to make the experience truly culinary. You'll find short reviews about past events, interesting coffees coming on the market, new and different ways to enjoy espresso and other brewing methods, and give an insight into efforts around the globe to make coffee a truly culinary thing. Column written by Mark Prince.