Welcome back to The Exchange, presented by Olam Specialty Coffee, hosted by Mark Inman and Todd Mackey. This is Episode 6 and the second of two episodes on Quality Assurance and cupping for coffee roasters. The conversation includes:

  • What’s in your cup … or glass … or can?
  • Overdubbing.
  • The two crucial roles of Quality Assurance in roasting.
  • Everybody starts somewhere.
  • There is no best, target not target.
  • Where do you start? Basic lab.
  • The roaster and the grinder.
  • Make sure your sample roaster is right for you.
  • Sample roaster should mimic production roaster.
  • Workhorse grinder.
  • Cupping forms.
  • Maintenance.
  • Water treatment.
  • Making cupping a priority as a critical, multi-use tool.
  • Start simple. Easy. Clean. Inviting.
  • Romantic data.
  • When and why to cup.

 

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The Exchange is Presented by Olam Specialty Coffee
Hosted by Mark Inman and Todd Mackey
Directed by Mike Ferguson
All music is available and used under  Creative Commons:

Opening Theme, Coffee After Six by Crete Boom  cc-nd cc-nc cc-by

Closing Theme, 7th Coffee at 5 am by Tomasz Werbicki cc-nd cc-nc cc-by

Note: I must retract my brag at the close of the episode, that I found two songs about drinking coffee late in the day. It turns out Mr. Werbicki’s instrumental piece is actually titled 7th Coffee at 5 “am.” -M. Ferguson

 

 

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