Maybe I should develop my palate?

by Michelle

Once after roasting coffee with some fellow roasters we were cupping the last week’s batch* and my boss asked what we thought was the stand out flavor and while I was thinking *hmmm it’s kind of a citrus* — my coworker was all, “It’s like a muted blood orange.” And it’s not like I was annoyed, per say, as much as I wanted to kick his balls back up into his body for being such a douche.

*Cupping includes tasting, smelling and evaluating the beans at many different intervals of one brew.