Welcome to our Coffee Cupping Information page! We’re glad you’re here.
This is where you can register for the next Coffee Cupping. We will have the cupping at World Cup Coffee in the University Shopping Center at the intersection of South College and Donahue.
We hold our Coffee Cuppings approximately once a month and focus on one area of the world at each event.
We begin PROMPTLY at 6:30PM and finish up by 8 PM. However if you want to hang around and ask more question of our Roast Master, Sandy Toomer you are welcome to do so!
WHAT IS A COFFEE CUPPING?
Coffee Cuppings are very unique in that the coffee, water temperature, water quantity, standing times are all regulated granularly so that you can make an apples to apples comparison of different coffee varietals and roast profiles.
COST & GOODIES
There is a cost but you won’t walk away empty handed 🙂 . The cost of the hour and a half session is $10/person and for that you get:
- Two each 1/4 Pound Coffee Samples or your choice to take home and try.
- A professional coffee tasters wheel (click here to see one)
- A professional Flavor Profile Evaluation Form you can use in the future (click here to see what that looks like)
- An hour and a half or more of coffee knowledge from an expert.
Fill out the form and shoot us the email to be added to our list for reminder of upcoming cuppings here in Auburn.
Burr grinders are the benchmark for brewing consistent coffee day after day in coffee shops and at home around the world and for good reason: they produce consistent granular coffee.
Conversely, blade grinders are essentially equivalent to “food processors” in so many kitchens. Put an onion in your food processor and run in for 10 seconds and you get nicely chopped onion for your pizza. Run the processor for 30 seconds and you get onion puree. Same thing happens in it’s own way with with blade grinders and coffee. [Read more…] about Burr grinders are best for great tasting coffee
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Medium/Bold Flavor Profile
Most Sulawesi coffee, also known as Celebes coffee, is grown on small farms.
The mountainous region of Tana Toraja is the primary region for growing Sulawesi coffee beans. Another popular name used in relation to this coffee is Kalosi.
This is one of my wife’s all time favorite coffees of all that we offer. It roasts “interestingly”, often presenting beans of various shades (some called mottled) and is often roasted very dark to take this feature out.
However we beg to differ. Our finished roast appears almost as if you had roasted three or four different beans under different profiles and blended them. Very interesting indeed and we love this profile.
But beyond that, unlike it’s Sumatran peers (which are typically much bolder and smokey) Sulawesi Toraja separates itself here.
Cupping it you get aromas of dark, baked chocolate and spiciness. Yet to the taste it produces a sweeter, smooth, creamy caramel mouth feel.
For a treat I recommend it over a ice on a hot summer day! Wow!
| 12 oz. Bag $12.95 ea.
(You can update quantity in cart)
In honor of the men and women who serve in our military around the world 24/7/365 keeping America great!
Dawn Patrol Morning Blend is a great morning blend or breakfast blend coffee to start your day off and toast our men and women who have served and are serving our great country, before your own day’s adventures begin.
Dawn Patrol Morning Blend is full bodied proprietary Central & South American blend of a French Roasted Brazilian along with other specifically proportioned city roasted Latin coffees. The result is an extremely balanced acidity, exhibiting chocolate, caramel and nutty flavors. This is a one step bolder than our Breakfast Blend we’ve offered for many years because of the darker roasted bean inclusion.
Brazilian coffee is generally clean with a good body (creamy mouthfeel), low acidity, well-balanced, and often exhibiting a nutty and even slightly caramelly flavor. Brazilian coffees are known for their ability to take a darker roast, like the French Roast, without becoming bitter. This is due in part to the mild, balance flavour of Brazilian coffee beans. That’s why we like it. The darker Brazilian has a dark chocolatey flavor.
The two other coffees we add after years of tinkering bring out their mellow acidity and a strong caramel sweetness, perhaps with a nutty undertone. Sweet and medium-bodied.
Together we are super excited to offer this new blend (our first in many years).
We hope you would try a bag or two then give us your feedback.