Atlantic Specialty Coffee operates a modern cupping lab where we taste coffees daily. Our team takes great care in roasting and cupping all pre-shipment and arrival samples, as well as offer and type samples from producer partners, coffee family and friends from our global network.
Daily cupping notes are recorded in sophisticated quality control software and communicated back to producer, mill, and export office, completing the purchasing process of our integrated network.
ASCI cupping takes place M-F at 10:30am PST
Please call ahead to schedule: 510-780-1110
To ensure consistency in our cupping, we utilize Specialty Coffee Association cupping protocols, which include the following key elements:
- 8 g (measured) coffee
- 5 ounces water
- Grind: medium (comparable to drip brewer)
- Water: clean, filtered (NOT softened)
- Water Temperature (Measured): 195°-205°
- steep time: 4 minutes
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