• Cupping Brew Guide

    Cupping is a method of evaluating different characteristics of a particular coffee bean.

  • 1. Assess Dry Grounds

    Grind coffee, add to cupping bowl and assess dry fragrance.

  • 2. Wet Grounds

    Start timer and add all water over 5 seconds.

  • 3. Assess Wet Grounds

    At 10 seconds, inhale deeply with your nose close to the grounds. Allow 10 seconds for inhaling and a further 4 minutes for steeping.

  • 4. Break Crust

    At 4 minutes, break the crust by pushing spoon across the surface of the crust 3 times, while further assessing the wet aroma for 5 seconds.

  • 5. Clear Crust

    Use 2 spoons to clear the crust from the surface. Allow to cool for a further 4–6 minutes.

  • 6. Slurp

    To taste, gently scoop a spoonful of coffee from surface and slurp! Slurping aerates the coffee and also allows it cover the whole surface of your tongue.

  • 7. Take Note

    Take notes and revisit the cups as they cool, as flavours develop and become more apparent at cooler temperatures. Clean spoon after each slurp.