Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Sensual Coffee Experience

A bit dated -- but something I've wanted to share for quite a while -- is this item from American Public Media's radio (and podcast) program, The Splendid Table:

Stumptown Coffee on The Splendid Table, January 24, 2009

"Coffee mania is alive and well in Portland, Oregon so we're heading there for a lesson in cupping at Stumptown Coffee. Cupping is how the industry evaluates coffees and you can do it at home. Stumptown's cupper, Liam Kenna, explains how."

Kenna walks host Lynne Rossetto Kasper through the coffee tasting process. Seeing this on video would not be the same as listening to this experience. Kasper provides an absolutely titillating narrative of the scents and tastes along the way -- beautiful. You will never taste coffee in the same way again.

Link to the program:

Or listen/subscribe to the podcast via iTunes (my recommendation) here.

Stumptown Coffee, Portland, OR -
Also read about their "Cupping Room" in the News here.

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