Cupping Day Report
Last Friday we enjoyed an excellent afternoon of cupping in the company of some fantastic roasters and coffee professionals from the UK and France. We really appreciate the time everyone took to come and see us. Thanks for making it a brilliant day!
We cupped 26 coffees - a total of 3 tables, starting with some new crop coffees from Brazil and India on table 1, followed by more new crop Brazils on table 2 as well as a Colombian and two Bolivians. We finished on a high with a table of Bolivians, Rwandans, a Tanzania and two new crop Kenyans.
Favourites from the group included:
#1 - Brazil: Fazenda Rodomunho Natural - Smooth, clean, sweet; Churned butter; Hint of chocolate, with cocoa powder finish. Mild AC.
#5 - Brazil: BSCA Fazenda Capim Branco Natural - Silky, creamy mouthfeel. Nippy AC. Milk chocolate, hint of redcurrant jelly on AT.
#9 - India: Bibi Plantation PB - Light grapefruit AC. Some coffee blossom. Tea-like body.
#6 - Brazil:Cup of Excellence Lot 22 Fazenda Capao - Brown sugar, vanilla; Balanced; Complex. Hint of tropical fruit.
#7 - Colombia: Del Obispo (Huila) - Sweet, bright, well balanced. Jammy, plum tart. Blueberry aftertaste. Complex.
#8 - Boliva: Miranda Inquisivi - Cinnamon, vanilla, stone Fruit. Creamy. Long finish. Coating
#4 - Rwanda: Buf Cafe100% Red Bourbon - Bergamot. Jammy. Marmalade, orange. Brown sugar. Well-balanced.
#6 - Rwanda:Cup of Excellence Lot 7 - Juicy. Satsuma. Citrus AC. Bright, balanced. Complex.
#7 - Kenya: Muchai AA Auction Lot 152 - Orange Juice. Clean, bright, vibrant AC. Long finish. Balanced.
#8 - Kenya:Gatunyu AA Auction Lot 151- Winey (tannic). Citric, grapefruit AC. Juicy. Complex. Syrupy.
Below are Oli's summarised cupping notes from all of the cuppers (available to download as a pdf).
If you have any questions about availability of these coffees please get in touch and we will be very happy to help.
We look forward to our next cupping event...