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.