Coffee cupping is the objective evaluation of sensory characteristics and quality in coffee. It is the basis of specialty coffee trade value and recorded on a coffee cupping form or scoresheet.
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The links below are to popular scoresheets and their respective protocols:
Updated Coronavirus COVID-19 Cupping Protocol
SCA New coronavirus COVID19 cupping protocol posters
Trish Rothgeb demonstrates new coronavirus cupping protocol
Washed Arabica SCAA Cupping Forms
Specialty Coffee Association Scoresheet
SCAA Cupping Form 2011 –
current (Excel template)
SCAA Cupping Form 2011 – current PDF
SCA cupping protocols (from SCA(A).org website)
Cup of Excellence Scoresheet
Cup of Excellence Cupping Form
Electronic Coffee Cupping Scoresheet Apps
Catador, an independently developed electronic version of the SCA scoresheet, for iPhone, iPad and Android that follows SCA Arabica and UCDA Robusta protocols. Read my review of Catador here.
Cropster Cup can be used independent from Cropster’s other roast and quality management system. The app is free and connects with your online Cropster account. Cropster Cup for Android, Cropster Cup for iPhone
Tastify is a web-based system for one or more cuppers to collaborative log cupping data in an independent online system. Tastify generates attractive visual cupping reports of each sample to visualize sensory characteristics.
Arabica Naturals Cupping Form
Naturals Cupping Form – 1st Draft – Dec ’09
Robusta Cupping Forms
Uganda Coffee Development Authority Robusta scoresheet
Robusta Cupping Form – 7th Draft – June 2010
Specialty Robusta cupping protocols
Also see new coronavirus cupping protocols above