When is someone no longer a an apprentice? When she tells you she thinks she has a better idea for the roast you just did? When she can’t look up for a picture because she’s still looking at the beans in the tray she just roasted? When you can introduce a new coffee when you’re out of town and not worry about it? When it’s @beanwife and she has been roasting with you more than a year and never messed up once? (at WB undisclosed roasting location)
She perfects her bruises with
and makes spiders legs of her lashes
one of my favorite of Nick’s videos stars my nephew, Joe.
Today in distracting book packing: a page from a lil photo album my mom made me quite a few years ago.
Along with any extremely detailed tool -such as the official SCAA cupping form- we naturally get a lot more questions…and sometimes we get different solutions or interpretations about how to use the tool. Maybe this can and should be expected. Sometimes people decide this is damn good sure proof that the tool sucks. But I don’t believe that. I think the dialectical discussion is well worth the time and energy. It is for me, anyway. If you don’t like it, you can easily tune out and just use the tools you like, and I have NO problem with that.
So that said, let’s get into a little thing that recently came up about the UNIFORMITY spots on the SCAA form.
Q: If ALL the cups in the set are defective, doesn’t that mean it’s uniform?
A: Nope. If all cups are defective, there is a slim chance, if any, that the defect is uniform in all cups. You might have ferment in all cups, but are you trying to tell me that all the beans were consistently and uniformly fermenty? I’m saying it’s highly unlikely, so if you’re just going to the literal mandate to find “sameness” in uniformity, I’m saying nope.
But besides that, that is not the purpose of the uniformity category- and this gets into my (and some other cuppers’) interpretation of the form. If all cups are wrong, then they are out. If you find four cups wrong, they are out and only one is “uniform”.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.