June 21 cup of excellence tasting notes

by | Wednesday, June 23, 2010 |

They were all from El Salvador. Oh, El Salvador…#1 Apaneca Ilamatepec Suiza: Sweet tobacco, tart dried fruit and rich earth.#2 Apaneca Ilamatepec El Ausol: Lots of high notes - very tart and sweet with a bit of creamy earth.#3 Alotepec Metapan La Matanita: Tart, nearly shrill approach leading into...

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Notes from the June 14th cupping

by | Thursday, June 17, 2010 |

We tasted the Atlas Importers coffees again. These were the same coffees as last week with the same roast dates, and another week’s aging. Looking over the two sets of notes, it seems that the week’s age made a big difference to me in most cases.FTO Cascadia Blend (decaf): Creamy,...

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A call to cups

by | Monday, June 7, 2010 |

Welcome friends and welcome foesWelcome you fools, and you sages.Welcome you thinkers and you laborers,Men and women, young and old.We gather to taste of that divine nectar,That permeates the air with its fine fragrance,That dances on our tongues like a tango,That sings to our pallets of symphonies...

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Tasting notes from the May 24th cupping

by | Saturday, May 29, 2010 |

We tasted most of our blends that day instead of the usual single-origins, and it was a great opportunity to try them all side by side. Here’s what I tasted:Seattle Space: dried raspberry/loam/smoky chocolateMellow Seattle: dried apple/toasted walnut/nutmeg & creamEmerald City: toasted...

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