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Coffee Review: Ken Davids

Coffee Review: Ken Davids

Coffee Review Coffee Review was founded in 1997 by Kenneth Davids and Ron Walters. Coffee Review introduced the first-ever 100-point, wine-style coffee reviews to the specialty coffee industry. Over the course of the ensuing 20-plus years, Coffee Review has become the world’s most widely read and influential coffee buyer guide.

Cupping 101

Cupping 101

How do we develop the flavors of our coffees? How are coffee flavors determined? These are just some of the questions we'll answer here today. Cupping steps to flavors: Cupping is a process Klatch Coffee does to determine our coffee offerings and flavor notes for chosen coffees.

What's Your Flavor?

What's Your Flavor?

How do we come up with flavors? It isn't a quick process. First we start with roasting and cupping the coffee. This will involve multiple cuppings. For cupping, Klatch uses the SCA Flavor wheel and Counter Culture Flavor Wheel to determine the flavor notes. We feel that providing flavor notes will help to identify flavor

How Does Terroir Affect The Flavor Of Coffee?

How Does Terroir Affect The Flavor Of Coffee?

Klatch Coffee’s experience, the Ortiz Family of Finca Las Mercedes in El Salvador and Wilford Lamastus of the Elida Estate in Panama are both essential, developing high-grade, world class coffees which elevate our palates, and keep us coming back year after year to sample and purchase their delicious offerings.

The World's Most Expensive Cup of Joe!

The World's Most Expensive Cup of Joe!

...The World’s Most Expensive coffee, the Elida Geisha Natural which won First Place in the most recent Best of Panama coffee competition.  This coffee set a world record price of $803 per pound.

Cupping Is For Everyone!

Cupping Is For Everyone!

Cupping is for everyone, from the coffee producer who wants to taste the result of the hard work put into the beans they are growing, to the coffee buyer who needs to score, and determine which beans they would like to purchase for import.

Best of Panama 2017, a juror’s perspective by Mike Perry

Best of Panama 2017, a juror’s perspective by Mike Perry

...the best table of coffee I ever cupped…
For those of us in the coffee industry who run a business, whether as a roaster, green bean broker, or other, the highlight of our day is when we get to cup. So, visiting a coffee producing country as an international judge for a coffee competition is a wonderful experience. Whether it is Cup of Excellence, Taza de Oro or another competition, the experience is truly exceptional and rewarding. But one such competition is unique and different from all others, that competition is the Best of Panama. This past week I attended Best of Panama as one of 17 International Judges from around the world. T
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