Like many people, my thirties have been a journey of embracing things I rejected in my youth: living in the suburbs, driving a van, wearing cargo shorts. The motivations on this journey are a mixed bag. I grudgingly settled on a Honda Odyssey because my life would be impossible without a car...
I love coffee. Coffee and I have been through a lot together. Coffee is always there, meeting my need for a warm, tasty beverage. Is there anything coffee can’t do?
Well...Yes. Because as much as I love coffee, sometimes I’m in the mood for sweet, crisp, refreshing soda. Soda has been there for me long before I knew coffee. Soda has been at every childhood (and adulthood) birthday party. Soda has been there for every ill-judged late-night McDonalds visit. Soda is the shoulder-devil to coffee’s shoulder-angel.
What if I could combine coffee and soda into a morally neutral shoulder-being? Would I become unstoppable? Possibly.
If you ever walk by our roastery and hear obnoxious loud sounds of people sipping and slurping, we’re probably in the middle of a coffee cupping session. We cup coffees several times every week to achieve a handful of goals. But before I tell you why we cup, I should at least give you a loose definition of cupping and highlight the process.
So here goes: In the purest form, cupping is the method we use to