What is Q Grading?

Q Grading is a term that you may have heard floating around the specialty coffee industry. What exactly does it mean? The Q coffee system was developed by the Coffee Quality Institute in 2004. It can be thought of as a scale by which to judge coffees. It was developed to improve the standard of […]

Cupping: Improving Your Coffee Palate

For anyone entering the coffee scene for the first time, coffee tasting (aka cupping) can be a somewhat intimidating experience. Confident baristas slurp their way around a table before making crazy in-depth and varying descriptions of what to the new comer all seem to be similar coffee beverages. There is really only one way to […]