Cupping with the XPress Lid

Cupping with XPress Lid @ Crema Coffeehouse XPress Lid by SmartCup is the ideal product to use for coffee cupping to determine taste, flavor, fragrance, and aroma.

Using the XPress Lid from Smart Cup is easy.

The single-use French Press is designed for both coffee and tea. First, select the blend of coffee. Take two tablespoons and grind it.

Place the ground coffee inside one of your store’s very own 16-ounce cups. Then add hot water. 190 to 195 degrees is recommended.

After the coffee has steeped for 3 minutes, then “press” the coffee. HEAR the click… now it is ready to drink!

Cupping with XPress Lid @ Crema Coffeehouse

The 411 on Cupping
A standard coffee cupping procedure involves deeply sniffing the coffee, then loudly slurping the coffee so it spreads to the back of the tongue. The coffee taster attempts to measure aspects of the coffee’s taste, specifically the body (the texture or mouthfeel, such as oiliness), sweetness (the perceived sweetness at the sides of the tongue, acidity (a sharp and tangy feeling at the tip of the tongue, like when biting into an orange), flavour (the characters in the cup), and aftertaste.

Since coffee beans embody telltale flavours from the region where they were grown, cuppers can predict the coffee’s origin.

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