Monday, October 1, 2007

Cupping fresh against semi fresh

Weird title.
The idea came from Tim Wendelboe and his storage condition analysis or how is the quality of your bean reacting over time.
I had two bags of Santos and Yirgacheffe three weeks old and two of one week old.
The question : Would there be a significant taste difference in cupping between both?
The answer : Not really.
On the Santos we noticed i became a bit sharper and for the Yirg there was maybe a tiny little difference, but nothing serious enough to mention.

I don't know how these guys in Norway taste all these differences. Our samples were roasted the same way and stocked in sealed bags on a normal shelf.
Next step is the espresso tests. But that's for another post.

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