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A Cupping Extravaganza

What I’m not attempting to do

It’s not entirely clear where the right place is to begin when discussing the coffee cupping event I attended last Saturday. I’d like not to spend time discussing the pros and cons of coffee cupping as either a brew method, tasting technique or public relations tool. I’d also not [...]

coffee@home: Doi Chaang

Beans: See Below Roaster: Doi Chaang Coffee Company Ratings: see below

Southeast Asian countries are a force to be reckoned with in the coffee producing world. Baggy, musty or not, Sumatra coffees play a major role in most blends and serve as the poster child for darker roasted, earthier coffees. Papua New Guinea coffees [...]

coffee@home: Three Ethiopians from 49th Parallel

Beans: See Below Roaster: 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters Rating: 3+ to 4- (see below)

I wish there was a more visual way for me to map out the Slacker-esque way I ended up possessing these three Ethiopian coffees from 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters. It started with On the Road to Epiphany’s original posting [...]

coffee@home: Ethiopian Yergacheffe Rakasa

Beans: Ethiopia Yergacheffe Rakasa – Grade 1 Roaster: 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters (rebagged by El Beit) Rating: 4

I said my review of El Beit was my last from New York. It seems I may have been stretching the truth. While I consumed this Ethiopian coffee at home in Berkeley, and although it originated in Vancouver at 49th [...]