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Ricks Roasters Coffee Co

Guided Home Cupping Kit and Virtual Roastery Tour


Cupping is the "wine tasting" of the coffee world.

It is an event. It connects the taster to the coffee. It is fun!

Cupping is done with nearly ceremonial rigor and scientific precision with standards developed by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA), and it is how coffee farmers, distributors, roasters, and aficionados study coffee.

We are pleased and excited to bring you this tasting kit because we want to share our love of coffee with you in a different way. 

We will ship the tasting boxes to you one week before the scheduled tasting. This way, you have the freshest coffee possible prior to cupping!

Please note: the cut-off day for each box is the 10th of each month. 

The Guided Ricks Roasters Coffee Tasting Kit contains four SCA-style cupping glasses, four cupping spoons, an instruction pamphlet that includes login instructions to the virtual cupping and tour, and five coffees of the roaster's choice. We'll conduct the tasting using Google Meets and you'll get a bonus roastery tour too! If the tastings don't fit your schedule, you can always do the self-guided option with pre-recorded videos instead. 

For best results, you'll also need the following items to set up your cupping:

  • A tablespoon per coffee sample to assist with skimming
  • Clean, filtered water heated to 200F
  • A burr grinder, if possible
  • Water for palette cleansing
  • A cup of water for rinsing spoons
  • A scale (for measuring cupping portions)
  • A timer
  • Pen and paper for notes
  • A love of coffee!

If you don't have a burr grinder, don't worry, we'll grind it for you, and if you don't have a food scale, we'll cover how to measure proper portions during the tasting, as well. The point of this is to taste the coffee in a different way, and have fun!

Whether you do this quietly at home, or make a small party out of it, we're excited to share our love of coffee with you and get to spend some time talking about coffee! Share your thoughts and how you are setting up with us on Facebook and/or Instagram!

Guided Home Cupping Kit and Virtual Roastery Tour