The Cup of Excellence (COE) competition, established in 1999, has become a leading grower’s competition in 13 coffee-producing countries. The Cup of Excellence is organised by the Alliance for Coffee Excellence, which was founded by George Howell and Susie Spindler. The competition grew out of an initiative by the International Coffee Organisation intended to promote specialty coffee. Its unique scoresheet was designed by US coffee roaster George Howell. The scoresheet subdivides the profile of a cup into eight categories. This groundbreaking 100-point scoring was the first numerical scoring system for specialty coffee.
Cafe QC Prologue
- CQC 0.01 Why are You Cupping?
- CQC 1.0 What's in Chapter One?
- CQC 1.01 Defects in Green Coffee
- CQC 1.02 Quakers
- CQC 1.03 Empty Beans
- CQC 1.04 Broken Beans and Elephant Ears
- CQC 1.05 Roasting Defects
- CQC 1.06 Roasting Defects Part 2
- CQC 1.07 Recap and Glossary
- CQC 1.08 Comprehension Test - Chapter 1
How to Set Up a Cupping
- CQC 2.0 What's in Chapter 2?
- CQC 2.01 How to Establish the Correct Grind Setting for Cupping
- CQC 2.02 Why Don’t We Dial In Each Coffee We’re Cupping?
- CQC 2.03 Brew Ratio
- CQC 2.04 What Temperature?
- CQC 2.05 Interview with Rachel Apple and George Howell
- CQC 2.06 Breaking the Crust - An Interview with Gloria Pedrosa
- CQC 2.07 The BH Cupping Protocol
- CQC 2.08 Recap and Glossary
- CQC 2.09 Comprehension Test - Chapter 2
How to Cup
- CQC 3.0 What's in Chapter 3?
- CQC 3.01 The Physiology of Taste and Smell
- CQC 3.02 How we Taste — The Labelled Lines Model
- CQC 3.03 When to Begin Cupping
- CQC 3.04 Liquid Consumption
- CQC 3.05 Aspirating
- CQC 3.06 Expectorating
- CQC 3.07 Receptiveness
- CQC 3.08 Glossary and Recap
- CQC 3.09 Comprehension Test — Chapter 3
- CQC 4.0 What's in Chapter 4?
- CQC 4.01 Subdividing Flavour
- CQC 4.02 Defining Flavour
- CQC 4.03 Defining Flavour — Cont.
- CQC 4.04 Defining Flavour — Cont.
- CQC 4.05 Building a Library
- CQC 4.06 Recap and Glossary
- CQC 4.07 Comprehension Test — Chapter 4
Modern Scoring Systems
- CQC 5.0 What's in Chapter 5?
- CQC 5.01 Cup of Excellence
- CQC 5.02 The World Barista Championships
- CQC 5.03 The SCA Arabica Cupping Form
- CQC 5.04 The BH Cupping Protocols
- CQC 5.05 Recap and Glossary
- CQC 5.06 Comprehension Test — Chapter 5
CQC Final Assessment
- CQC Final Assessment