The Coffee Faucet.

The Coffee Faucet.

You remember, don’t you, that the coffee in your cup is 98% water, right? That thought was front and center here at Chez Cadmus on the Commons when we recently completed a minor kitchen do-over. The result: the lovely coffee faucet you see pictured here. Okay,...

Tasting… when you can’t taste a thing.

Over the weekend I found myself with an awful head cold, every bit as severe as it proved — thankfully — short-lived. Now a cold most any time is an inconvenience. This time it was distressing. The coffee delivery man had just left some excellent beans on...

Rwanda Reborn as a Premiere Origin

Rwanda — in particular, Rwandan coffee — is enjoying a well-deserved coming out party. At Green Mountain we celebrated the coffee of Rwanda by offering it as our very first Special Reserve origin. Its reception exceeded our loftiest expectations…...

On Tasting Coffee and Sensory Memory

I was fortunate enough to learn the fundamentals of cupping coffee at Barry Jarrett’s elbow. Of the many, many things I learned from Barry, one really tattooed itself on my brain, and it has to do with how our perceptions of aromas and flavors can be deceptive,...

Tasting Two by Two

And the number shall be… three? There’s a tried and true technique called triangle cupping that’s used to identify which of three coffees is different. (For you Sesame Street fans, it’s a game of One of These Things Is Not Like The Others.) You...

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