Ever wondered what those numbers alongside your favourite coffees mean? Known as 'cupping scores', these ratings play a crucial role in the world of coffee. They're not just arbitrary numbers but a testament to the quality of the coffee beans you're about to savour. Let's dive in!
What are Cupping Scores?
Cupping scores are ratings given by coffee professionals to assess the quality of coffee beans. The beans undergo a rigorous evaluation process, focusing on aspects like aroma, flavour, aftertaste, acidity, body, balance, and much more. The scoring scale ranges from 0 to 100, and coffees scoring 80 or above earn the honour of being tagged 'speciality' coffees - the best of the best!
Introducing Our Cupping Stars
We're beyond thrilled to share with you the cupping scores for some of our own fabulous coffees!
1. Hoity Toity - 87.5: Our top scorer, Hoity Toity, is a single origin Arabica from Congo, grown in the Kivu region. Its full-bodied, smooth flavour, laced with notes of red fruits, cinnamon, and chocolate, will make you feel like royalty with each sip.
2. Kung Fu Passanda - 84: Living up to its Kung Fu name, this blend packs a punch! Energise your day and kick-start your mornings with Kung Fu Passanda.
3. Delectable Decaf - 85: Who said decaf can't be delicious and high-quality? Our Delectable Decaf will surprise you with its rich, full-bodied taste, scoring an impressive 85 on the cupping scale.
4. Every Day Grump - 81.2: This Brazilian single origin coffee from the Sul de Minas region has earned its place with a score of 81.2. It boasts a smooth and mild flavour profile that's well balanced and lightly acidic. Savour sweet notes of chocolate, caramel, and nuttiness with every sip.
5. Juju Java - 83: Last but not least, our Juju Java high roast coffee, from the Bayukidul region of Java, scores a respectable 83. Its robust flavour profile, featuring smooth, oaky, and earthy notes, will surely please your palate.
Time to Treat Yourself!
Now that you know what cupping scores mean, why not treat yourself to one of our top-scoring speciality coffees? Your taste buds will thank you! ☕🌟🐼❤