As many of you know we host public cuppings in our roastery cupping lab each week on Friday's at 10am. Every few weeks we take our cupping series on the road as well. We have held public cuppings at our wholesale partners cafes in locations such as Port Townsend and Seattle so far this year!
On May 17th we will do it again with our espresso machine partners La Marzocco. We are delving into a topic that is on our minds lately.
Cupping should be the means for quantifying and understanding of a coffees quality. However very few consumers and roasters use and understand cupping scores. I want to address this issue head on. We will evaluate scores that having been graded lower than 80 upwards of 85, 87, 89, 91.This cupping will also address protocol of running a cupping for evaluation for cupping score. For example Agtron roast degree, water quality, grind size, water to coffee, and table protocol.
Please join us at La Marzocco at 10am July 17th1553 NW Ballard Wa Seattle, WA 98107
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Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. will be opening its third café at 2824 Capitol Blvd. in Olympia’s historic Wildwood Building in early 2013. Built in 1938, the Wildwood Building is located at the connection of four Olympia neighborhoods: South Capitol, Wildwood, Governor Stevens, and Carlyon in Olympia, Washington.
The new café will continue Olympia Coffee Roasting Co.’s commitment to the highest standards in coffee brewing, espresso preparation, and customer service. Every coffee beverage will be ground and brewed per cup and per order by a skilled barista. In addition to espresso beverages, the menu will include hand-brewed, pour-over coffee and impeccably sourced and roasted whole bean coffees.
The new store will feature an open bar arrangement with wraparound bar seating for customer engagement. All equipment will expand Olympia Coffee Roasting Co.’s partnerships with state-of-the-art equipment manufacturers such as La Marzocco (espresso machines) and Marco (temperature controlled boilers). Locally-produced and sustainably-sourced materials will be featured throughout the café.
The season has changed. Cooler weather, rainy dark days. In the garden little is left to harvest if anything.
We understand this cycle as a way of life, a natural pattern to the year. Let us remember too that our coffees are also in a cycle of season.
And as of now we are making that turn into coffees that were harvested last summer in the areas of the world below the equator.
Savor the last sips of your favorite coffee from Central America because they will be gone soon.
Hold your mug up for the first sips of coffees from South America, they are here and vibrantly bursting with freshness and ready to tenderly help us make it through our cold dark season up here in the Pacific Northwest.