Hosting a coffee tasting, or cupping, is a great way to compare and contrast different types of beans and roasts as well as involve regular customers and other members of the local community. FoodServiceWarehouse.com offers coffee tasting supplies to ensure your tasting is a success. Let the true flavor and aroma shine through, if you stock your coffee supplies with a selection of coffee tasting equipment that can be found in this section you can be assured that your coffee shop is well equipped to host a tasting. Bring new customers to your business, foodie culture has made it possible for coffee shops to capitalize on events like tastings, your existing customers will enjoy a treat, and new customers will be impressed by the quality of your beans and by the knowledge your baristas have about coffee.
A coffee tasting, or cupping, is a great way to evaluate different coffees and having the proper coffee tasting supplies is important. Bean trays, cupping spoons and cupping bowls have been designed to complement and assist with the coffee cupping process.
To begin a coffee tasting, you must first place the freshly ground coffee into a glass or ceramic cupping bowl. Add water, just off the boil, to the grounds and allow to steep for three to five minutes. A crust should form over the top of the cupping bowl. Break the crust and gently stir to ensure all of the grounds become moistened and sink to the bottom of the bowl. You can now begin to evaluate the coffee using the simple sniff, slurp, swallow method to stimulate as many nerve endings as possible.