We held our first Cupping Event yesterday evening in partnership with Falcon Speciality Coffee, what we hope will be the first of many. The evening was a great success, attended by around 18 people. Most (though not all) of these were coffee professionals, although the event was open to all. The evening started with a lovely buzz as people arrived and started chatting straight away, before Ruth welcomed everyone to Bean and Bud. Holly Bowman from Falcon introduced five coffees from different regions, with a little background on each, and took people through the cupping process – not elegant, remember to slurp, you might dribble!
The coffees cupped were Mexico Finca Muxbal, Colombia Villa Esperanza, Brazil Fazenda Pantano, Ethiopia Hunda Oli and Kenya Kiawamaruru. The two East African coffees proved to be really popular with everyone for their complex flavours.
The evening ended with a palate cleansing small cup of cold infused Phoenix Honey Orchid oolong tea.
We hope to hold more of these events, so do look out for information on Twitter, Facebook and the Website, or register your interest with us via any of the channels or in person in the shop! We look forward to seeing you at the next one!