In addition to the commissioned review services we offer year-round, we also publish a tasting report each month with reviews of coffees that fit the topic of the month. For these reports, we invite roasters to submit coffees to be cupped by our team free of charge. The editorial calendar for 2020 coffee tasting reports and our new coffee equipment reports is below. This schedule is subject to change.
The window during which we accept coffees for these review articles is usually the 1st through the 15th of the month prior to publication. For example, we plan to test coffees for the May report during the period of April 1st through 15th.
However, professional travel or other distractions may lead to modifications of the 1st through 15th schedule, so please be sure to let us know in advance when you are sending coffees for article submission by emailing [email protected]. We receive many fine coffees for these reports, and a quick email in advance helps us track them and make sure that no coffee is left behind.
Please note: Only the top-scoring coffees will be reviewed in each report. Because of the high volume of submissions we receive, we cannot provide feedback on coffees not included in the monthly report.
|January||Top 30 Coffees of 2019||No submissions|
|February||Supermarket Single Origins||No submissions|
|March||Equipment Report: Temperature-Controlled Gooseneck Kettles||No submissions|
|April||Northwest States Roasters (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming)||March 1-15|
|May||Great Coffees to Drink When You’re Stuck at Home||No submissions|
|June||Equipment Report: Electric All-Purpose Grinders||No submissions|
|July||Ready-to-Drink Black Coffees in Bottles or Cans (no sweeteners, milk, or CBD)||June 1-15|
|August||Recognizing Black-owned Coffee Companies||July 1-15|
|September||Washed coffees from Central America, no Geishas||August 1-15|
|October||Coffees of Kenya||September 1-15|
|November||Equipment Report: Holiday Coffee Equipment Gift Guide||No submissions|
|November||Deadline for commissioned review submissions for consideration for the Top 30||November 6|
|December||Top 30 Coffees of 2020||No submissions; deadline for consideration is Nov. 6, 2020|