As featured on the recently launched South Sound Coffee Trail, the Olympia region’s roasters source and prepare a darn good cup of joe.
But not all morning mochas are created equal. Interested in upping your craft coffee knowledge?
Sip, sample and learn a thing or two about the qualities, preparation and origin of your daily coffee at classes offered at area roasters.Similar to a flight of beer or wine, cuppings present a variety of coffees to be sipped, compared and discussed. Cuppers walk away with a new appreciation for the flavors found within their morning ritual.
To achieve tasting success, we spoke with Batdorf & Bronson’s Roaster Arturo Villalobos who has been roasting coffee at this leading roaster for going on 10 years. He also leads public cuppings and handles research and development for the Batdorf & Bronson brand by cupping top coffees from around the world. Here, he presents six simple steps to achieve coffee cupping success: