Cupping Forms and Scoresheets

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

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.

Other Forms

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

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