News from the Cupping Table

  • Brew a better cup of drip coffee at home

    Even a drip coffee machine can brew a cup with café quality flavor. If you love a good cup of coffee, you’ll want to check out these essential tips...
  • How do you get your daily coffee and at what cost?

    In the battle for your coffee dollar there are many suiters vying for your attention.  And no wonder. The number of Americans drinking a daily cup ...
  • Why do different coffees taste so different?

    We’ve recently received several questions asking about why coffees taste different. Here are some answers that should help unravel the complexities...
  • How roasting and brewing contribute to what makes specialty coffee

    In our first blog post, titled What is Specialty Coffee, we alluded to the fact that considering a coffee to be specialty grade wasn’t just about h...
  • Climate and price

    To some, coffee is just a morning jolt to start the day.  Or maybe a “keep me focused” drink when I need a lift. When you look at coffee as a globa...
  • The Origins of Coffee - a brief review

    Several years ago, I wrote an article entitled, A Brief History of Coffee.  I am reposting it here, with a few updates, and hope you will find this...
  • What Is Specialty Coffee?

    Recent studies have shown that nearly half of consumers in the US believe that the coffee they drink is specialty (National Coffee Association of A...