After a few weeks of tedious IT minutaie, tropical storms, and just general malaise, it’s time to get back to business. It’s business time. You know what that means… that’s right, coffee cupping.
So I’ll be doing some cupping this weekend. Not intense, marathon cupping like last time, but a few new possibilities. I’m particularly looking forward to comparing a natural and washed Ethiopia Sidamo (Sidama?) Guji recommended by my importer… neither of them carry any certifications (organic, fair trade, rainforest, etc), but remember, we’re all about putting cup quality first. I have a feeling I’m going to fall for the natural, despite what George Howell says about them – “just another garden path that will ruin farmers”. George, you may have Demigod status in the world of specialty coffee, but I beg to differ with you on this point. And I have a BUNCH of customers who just groove on anything funky, and we cannot ALL be wrong. So there. (That felt good.)
Anyway, if you would like to cup with me, email me and we’ll nail down a time. I’m thinking late Sunday morning, like 11 or noon.