You most likely have heard of wine tasting. Been there, done that, quite a few times as a matter of fact – at wineries in California, at retail store special events, at parties, etc. To have a different theme for a party one time, Judy and I had a beer tasting party. Lots of different beers from all over the world and we used teeny, tiny plastic glasses – but still got smashed, well what d’ya expect after trying dozens of brands. The prize, by the way, went to Sapporo, the one in the tall 22 ounce silver can.
I digress. Back to topic.
I enjoy coffee. Even when Judy and I were on our first trip to the Big Island of Hawaii in September 2005, we visited many coffee plantations and sampled quite a few coffees. It was there that we discovered Kona Coffee. As an aside, I suspect we will visit the fantastic coffee orchard on Kauai when we visit Hawaii later this year.
But, until now, I had not heard of the refined practice of coffee tasting; it’s called coffee cupping. Here is a Beginner’s Guide to Cupping. Over this way, you can read a more refined coffee cupping article. So, maybe it’s about time to have a house party with the theme of Cupping Coffee at Home.