New York Coffee Society Cupping – Thursday, June 12th 2008

Dear New York Coffee Society, Members Old and New!

As promised, I’ve put organized another informal cupping. My friend
Ramin has graciously offered up his cafe – Southside Coffee – as the
venue for this cupping. Southside is located at 652 6th Ave (between
17th St & 18th St) in Brooklyn. It will be on Thursday, June 12 at
6:30 pm. If it’s your first time cupping, try to be there by 6 so I
can give you a run-down on how it works.

For this cupping I thought it would be fun to taste lots and microlots
of coffee. By that I mean we’ll taste parts of specific farms that
owners or farmers have determined to have a distinct or otherwise
special flavor from that of the whole farm. We’ll taste these from at
least two different countries and roasters, so that even new cuppers
should be able to distinguish differences among the coffees.

For those of you who have been asking for a cupping with scoring, I’m
leaving that for Daniel’s next NYCS event (he’s clearly the superior
scorekeeper), but I will bring a few different score sheets if you’d
like to try using them.

The New York Coffee Society is a completely non-commercial group
dedicated to appreciating great coffees. We’re open to all comers, so
please forward this and feel free to invite anyone you’d like to

If you are coming, please RSVP to so I can get an idea of how many to expect!

Also, you’ll probably be hearing extra from Daniel and myself this
month, as we’ve both been working on a bunch of exciting coffee

One last thing – for those of you that can’t make it to our cuppings,
but still want to check them out, here are some other places that do
Cafe Grumpy – the next one will be on Wedneday the 11th at Chelsea
Grumpy. Check out the calendar at the website
Ninth Street – I know they will be starting regular cuppings soon, but
there’s no info on the website. Worth a phone call? 212-358-9225
Counter Culture Coffee holds cuppings every Friday at 10am, but the
location varies. You can email me, I usually know where they are.
Our friend Donny also holds the Connecticut Coffee Society, if that’s
closer to where you’re located. Email him at to
sign up for that.

Happy cupping everyone, hope to see you Thursday!


~ by neoney on June 7, 2008.

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