We’ve all heard about wine tasting parties but have you heard of the new trend spreading across North America like a wild fire? Cupping is to gourmet coffee aficionados as wine tasting is to wine lovers.
What is a Coffee Cupping and a Tasting Party? It started as a way for boutique coffee houses to draw attention to their unique coffee blends in Europe, and now it has gone viral as an entertaining venue in coffee houses around the world. It is the Gourmet Coffee Tasting Party, or as insiders have dubbed it: “Cupping”.
If you have never been part of a coffee tasting event, then there are a few things you’ll need to know. This is not just a few friends gathering to sip on a good cup of coffee and chit-chat – it is an event of refinement. Although if you wish to come with a few friends please do so. Cupping has become an art as extensive in understanding as proper Wine Tasting. During your coffee tasting, you are going to discover and develop useful ways to compare and contrast the various taste sensations that coffee evokes.