What is coffee cupping?
To begin cupping, you will need to grind your coffee beans and measure out a specific amount for each cup. Typically, the ratio is 7 grams of coffee to 100 milliliters of water, but you can adjust this to your personal taste.
Next, you will need to prepare the coffee by adding hot water to the grounds and allowing it to steep for a few minutes. The coffee should then be stirred and left to cool for a few minutes before it is ready to be tasted.
When cupping, it is important to taste each coffee separately, and then compare them side by side. This will allow you to notice the subtle differences in flavor and aroma between the two coffees.
Some things to pay attention to when cupping include the aroma, acidity, body, flavor, and aftertaste. Be sure to take notes on what you taste and compare the coffees to one another.
Cupping is a great way to learn more about coffee and to develop your palate. It can also be a fun and enjoyable experience to share with friends and family. So, next time you have a few bags of coffee lying around, give cupping a try
A Simple Coffee Cupping Recipe
2 small bowls or mugs (or as many for each different coffee you have in your line-up)
2 big spoons
Timer or stopwatch
To perform a coffee cupping, follow these steps:
Boil 200ml of water per coffee, let it cool for a few minutes.
Weigh 12g of coffee per cup, using a scale for consistency.
Grind the coffee to a medium, slightly coarse grind.
Pour 200ml of hot water over the coffee and let steep for 4 minutes.
Break the crust formed on the top of the coffee with a spoon and discard any floating grounds.
Taste the coffee by slurping it from a spoon to fully experience the flavor and aroma.