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 2018 tasting reports is below. This schedule is subject to change.
The window during which we accept coffees for these review articles is usually the 5th through the 20th of the month prior to publication. For example, we plan to test coffees for the May report during the period of April 5th through 20th.
However, professional travel or other distractions may lead to modifications of the 5th through 20th schedule, so please be sure to let us know in advance when you are sending coffees for article submission by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 2018||No submissions|
|February||Coffees from Roasters of the New England States: CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, and VT||January 5-20|
|March||Coffees of the Andes: Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador||February 5-22|
|April||Coffees of Sumatra||March 5-20|
|May||Coffees of Hawaii||April 15-22|
|June||Classic Espresso Blends Roasted in North America||May 5-15|
|July||Classic Espresso Blends Roasted in Asia||May 5-15 (Closed)|
|August||Coffees of El Salvador||July 15-20|
|September||Coffees of the Gesha/Geisha Variety||August 5-28|
|October||Coffees from New Roasters in the U.S. (companies founded within the last two years)||September 5-20|
|November||Experimenting with Fermentation: Anaerobic, Carbonic Maceration, Cultured Yeasts||October 5-20|
|December||Holiday Blends (non-espressos)||November 5-18|
|January 2020||Top 30 Coffees of 2019||No submissions; deadline for consideration is Nov. 5, 2019|