Coffee Cupping


In short...

  1. Get all the equipment and accesories for coffee cupping.
  2. Set-up the cupping table.
  3. Prepare the coffee samples.
  4. Cup the coffee(s).
  5. If you want to cup at home, you can follow the SCA cupping protocol, but without scoring the different flavors. Focus on tastes and aromas and put your impressions and descriptions down on a blank sheet. That's how you will train your palate and become more confident during the process.

In short...

  • Coffee cupping is a standardized evaluation system, which is used to assess green coffee quality and the quality of a roast.
  • During the cupping process only roasted coffee and water is used, no filter.
  • Coffee tasting refers to the evaluation of flavors after coffee was prepared in a brewing method. It is used to assess the quality of the brew and detect potential errors which might occur during extraction.
  • Coffee cupping and tasting should be used together to get a broad view on coffee`s sensory properties.