Photo Album: Brazil Late Harvest Cupping in Philadelphia

On Tuesday, March 4th, La Colombe hosted the only pre-auction cupping in the North East of all winning coffees in the Brazil Late Harvest Cup of Excellence. Andrew Hetzel who is a “Specialty Coffee Association of America Board Member and Chairman of SCAA’s Professional Development and Global Education Committees, as well as a Q Arabica and Q Robusta Instructor for the Coffee Quality Institute” was with us to present the coffees and run the cupping. The auction is today! Thanks to everyone in the Philadelphia coffee community who could make it.

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JP & Todd, co-founders of La Colombe, ready for the day

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Left to right: Philip, Todd, Andrew, and James setting up the cupping tables in URBN HQ Acid Bath Lecture Hall

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Brent and Doug getting the samples ready

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Brent weighing the beans

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First cupping table ready to go. Cups

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People are arriving

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Doug, manager of our New York cafes

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Arnaud and Hamza of Philadelphia sales team

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Ready for Andrew Hetzel’s presentation of the coffees we will cup

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Andrew introducing the Brazil Late Harvest COE winners

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First set of cups

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Andrew breaking the crust

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Cupping the first table

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17A and 17B roasted beans

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La Colombe Philadelphia, New York and DC all together!

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Second set of coffees: Dry fragrance

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Slurp and spit

3 comments

  1. David Baker

    I love La Colombe and the great coffee they make available. I have never been to a cupping, would really like to attend one, but I fear I might cheat and swallow the coffee before spitting it out! Thank you JP and Todd for the great coffee and the great pictures and the cool updates. Be careful and keep up the great work!

  2. I love ya ma. Malinda lausen

  3. Follow up…..I love ya man!

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