Last week we accepted an invitation to a coffee cupping at Royal Coffee NY at their beautiful showroom in New Jersey. It was fun to sit at their giant cupping tables, see their warehouse full of unroasted coffee, and have a shot of espresso from their gorgeous Sandremo espresso machine.
A coffee cupping is an elaborate way to compare several coffees side by side. Here we were tasting 30 small harvests of Costa Rica and Honduras coffees to pick the very best one! Each coffee is sampled 4 different times to ensure consistency and to give the opportunity to smell and taste the coffee throughout the brewing process.
This event was basically a sneak preview for customers to purchase coffee before they were advertised to everyone. We picked the Honduras Mansapa as the very best coffee. It’s intensely juicy with a very full body complimented with strong notes of blackberry and sweet aromatics. We should have it here and for sale within a couple weeks!