I put together a Cupping is a method of tasting coffee by steeping grounds in separate cups for discrete amounts of ground coffee, to reveal good flavors and defects to their fullest. It has formal elements and methodology in on Tuesday at a local Fort Collins roaster. It is always a challenge to put together a table for a new group. Is it better to choose a theme and show some coffees that are related in one way or another, or is it better to show as wide a Hibrido de Timor abbreviated HdT is the interspecies hybrid of C. Arabica and C. Canephora (Robusta) that was found in Timor Leste in the 1940s. It has been the bases of plant breeding for disease as possible? I went with variety and brought the Brazil is a coffee giant . As Frank Sinatra sang, "they grow an awful lot of coffee in Brazil".: Brazil is a coffee giant . As Frank Sinatra sang, "they grow an awful lot of Fazenda is the Portuguese word for farm, hence it is the term used in Brazil. Fazenda is not a coffee-specific term. Campos Altos The Spanish-language term for Peaberry is the same for "snail". See Peaberry for more information on the single bean fruit of the coffee tree. A peaberry is the rounded singular seed found in the coffee, El Salvador coffee had an undeservingly poor reputation for years, marred mostly by the inability to deliver coffee of high quality in an unstable political climate. Unfortunately, agriculture is the first to suffer in revolution, COE La Montañita As the name implies, Pacamara is a large bean cultivar, a cross between Pacas and Maragogype with unique flavor properties. This variant originated in El Salvador in 1958, and has spread to nearby Central American, Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee: it is in the forests of the Kaffa region that coffee arabica grew wild. Coffee is "Bun" or "Buna" in Ethiopia, so Coffee Bean is quite possibly a poor DP Haile Selassie Sidamo, and Kenya is the East African powerhouse of the coffee world. Both in the cup, and the way they run their trade, everything is topnotch.: Kenya is the East African powerhouse of the coffee world. Both AA Nyeri Tambaya. I set up the cups in that order, but now in hindsight the Brazil and Ethiopia would have been interesting in direct comparison, and the Montañita and Tambaya as well. Both the El Salvador and the Kenya showed full Creamy is a mouthfeel description indicating thickness and soft, rounded texture. See also buttery. bodies, the Kenya a little more A mouthfeel description indicating thickness and creaminess, and can also be a flavor description.: Buttery is primarily a mouthfeel description indicating thickness and creaminess. It indicates a high level of lipids (fats) in the coffee, and the El Salvador showing what I can’t help thinking of as a saltwater taffy-like Associated with and sensed by mouthfeel, body is sense of weight and thickness of the brew, caused by the percentage of soluble solids in the cup, including all organic compounds that are extracted from brewing, this descriptor being even more substantiated by the soft An acid that adds to favorable perceptions of cup quality; malic acid often adds apple-like acidity, and perhaps other taste aspects recalling apples. Malic acid is yet another of the many acids that adds to and melon notes and a mild saltiness in the middle. We’ve been really into the Tambaya lately for its Sweetness is an important positive quality in fine coffees, and is one of five basic tastes: Sour, Sweet, Salty, Bitter, Savory (Umami). In coffee, sweetness is a highly desirable quality, and the green bean has and Suggests a harmony and proportion of qualities, and implies mildness since no one quality dominates.: Balance is both an obvious and slippery taste term. It implies a harmony and proportion of qualities, and perhaps a. It’s a very complete Kenya, without being overly bright, but still showing well stated fruit notes of peach and white grape. Haile Selassie continued to impress with its incredibly sweet fruit and luxuriously syrupy body. Especially as it cools, this coffee is like candy and even the cuppers present who admitted to not really being into In some coffee taster’s lexicon, “fruity” means the coffee is tainted with fruit, and “fruited” means a coffee is graced by positive fruit notes. We don't exactly see the difference in terms of these two coffees couldn’t help but keep going back to it because of what an exotic cup it is. The Campos Altos was the table favorite for this group. This is a really sweet Brazil with some “classic” characteristics. Cacao nibs and nuttiness and while there was a richly layered body I never noticed anything Aromas or flavors reminiscent of leather, a very rustic quality and not necessarily a defect.: This descriptor is somewhat reminiscent of the leather, and is sometimes distinguished as "fresh leather". It is not necessarily a or mulchy. It was a fun table and I was really excited to be able to share these coffees with others. If you are in the Colorado area, let me know and maybe we can set up a cupping. On another note, you may have noticed that the Brazil Nossa Senhora De Fatima was off the list. We hope that everyone who got the chance to roast this coffee enjoyed it as much as we did.