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Cupping 101

OCTOBER 30, 2017: INFORMATION UPDATE -- PUBLIC CUPPINGS ARE NOW BEING HELD ON THE FIRST AND THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH AT 1PM. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT OUR EVENTS PAGE.

If you are able to make it to Lansdale we would love to have you out! 

What is cupping? No, we are not talking about the alternative medicine suction therapy, we are talking about coffee of course! Simply put, it's the easiest and most efficient way to sample many coffees in succession. Cupping coffee is a standardized method of evaluating coffee, it is utilized by coffee professionals all along the supply chain (growers, exporters, importers, green buyers, roasters, and baristas). It is kind of like brewing with a French Press without the French Press, and it involves spoons and slurping. But don't be worried, there is nothing to be afraid of! Matt or our head roaster Bobby will walk you through the entire process with info along the way.

Cupping is common act around our roastery, Matt and Bobby are evaluating our roasts multiple times a week to ensure that we are putting out the best coffee we can roast. We are excited to open up this tasting in a public format so that you can take something away from the experience. Not sure what your roast preference is? Have you always laughed at the tasting notes on coffee bags? Have you ever been confused about what exactly washed process, natural process, or wet-hulled means? Come join us and we are confident that you will take something useful away in the process, something interesting at least :) 

Too far away to make it out to our roastery? We are here to answer any question you might have about our coffee and brewing techniques. If this is you give our head roaster Bobby an email with any related questions you have, bobby@backyardbeans.com.

As a bonus, new coffee alert! Our fresh crop Guatemala offering comes from Finca La Bolsa in La Libertad, Huehuetenango. La Bolsa is a family run farm and their coffee has become known for it's quality year after year. Aside from winning some awards for their quality, the farm is certified by the Rainforest Alliance. In the cup you will be greeted by a nice creamy body, chocolate, caramel, some citric notes as well as some red fruit character to the sweetness. Roasted light but this one has a lot going on in the taste. Shop now.