Welcome back to The Exchange, presented by Olam Specialty Coffee, hosted by Mark Inman and Todd Mackey. This is Episode 6 and the first of two episodes on Quality Assurance and cupping for coffee roasters. The conversation includes:
- What’s in your cup … or glass … or can?
- 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.
- 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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