By August 31, 2014 Read Article
2015 Coffee Review cupping calendar

Cupping Calendar Changes

The article “Coffees of a Single Variety, from a Single Lot,” originally scheduled for publication in October, has been postponed to November, with cupping occurring in October. Submissions for this article (“Coffees of a Single Variety, from a Single Lot”) should reach Coffee Review between October 14 and October 23. Roasters may not submit more than two samples for this cupping.

Samples for commissioned review can only be accepted after September 18.Roasters interested in submitting coffees for commissioned review should contact Jason Sarley ( before submitting them. Time and availability for cupping commissioned reviews in September and October 2014 is very limited owing to Kenneth Davids’ travel schedule, and samples that arrive without prior notification will not be tested.

The article “The New Competitive World of K-Cups” has been postponed until January 2015, with product testing conducted during December, 2015. Anyone planning to submit products for this testing MUST contact Jason Sarley ( in advance of submission.

These changes were caused by our decision to function as judges for a roasted coffee competition in Panama, part of the 2014 Let’s Talk Coffee HARVEES awards in Panama. The results from this important and charming event will constitute our October 2014 cupping article.

Thanks to our roaster friends, supporters and advertisers for patience and understanding with these latest calendar changes. Coffee requires travel, and travel requires time away from the lab and the office.

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About the Author:

Kenneth Davids is a coffee expert, author and co-founder of Coffee Review. He has been involved with coffee since the early 1970s and has published three books on coffee, including the influential Home Roasting: Romance and Revival, now in its second edition, and Coffee: A Guide to Buying, Brewing and Enjoying, which has sold nearly 250,000 copies over five editions. His workshops and seminars on coffee sourcing, evaluation and communication have been featured at professional coffee meetings on six continents.

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