Today is International Coffee Day and I couldn’t be more excited! Why? This is a big deal for specialty coffee around the world. The heart and soul of this industry is to produce great quality coffee, while encourage fair and ethical labor and farming practices. Specialty coffee is some of the most delicious coffee and not just because of it’s caffeine component, because the beans are roasted per profile. This ensures that the best flavours are retained in the bean and when extracted correctly will leave you with the most pleasant drinking experience.
Up until this year National Coffee Day has been celebrated by countries around the world, and this year the International Coffee Organisation have announced 1 October as International Coffee Day. A whole day where we get to celebrate a journey of diversity, quality and passion.
There have been a number of events happening around the world and today we spent some time at Colombo Coffee for one of their free public cupping sessions. Here are some pics I snapped while there. If you’d like to learn more about coffee you can attend one of these sessions. I put together a list of places in SA HERE or, if you are anywhere else around the world, you can take a look at the Perfect Daily Grind cupping map HERE.
That ladies and gents is how the pros identify which coffee beans have what flavours. So when you buy your next bag of coffee read the label and when you see the flavours you’ll know that a whole lot of effort has gone into identifying these.
So that’s it from me today. Happy International Coffee Day to everyone reading this post. If you’re looking for a great specialty coffee shop to visit, or want to learn more about specialty coffee take a look at our COFFEE DIRECTORY here.