Welcome back to The Exchange, presented by Olam Specialty Coffee, hosted by Mark Inman and Todd Mackey. This is Episode 7 and the second of two episodes on Quality Assurance and cupping for coffee roasters. The conversation includes:

  • An Inman rant on language.
  • Clear and universal descriptions.
  • Vinyl seats and Grandma’s peach tree.
  • Cupping language vs. marketing language.
  • Sorting mat and defects handbook.
  • Moisture meters.
  • Color analysis.
  • Density.
  • Profiling software.
  • Reasonable specifications.
  • Water activity.
  • Learning and calibrating.
  • Importance of cupping with peers.
  • Cupping through cooling.
  • Everybody can taste.
  • Cupping other roasters’ coffees.
  • Production cupping vs. tasting.

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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 used under  Creative Commons:

Opening Theme, Coffee On Ice by Seriousfun cc-nd cc-nc cc-by

Closing Theme,  Summer Coffee by Theo Arnisound  | cc-nd cc-nc cc-by 

 

 

 

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