Basic Course of Coffee Cupping and Taste

November 18 - 21, 2023


The Peruvian Chamber of Coffee and Cocoa will kick off the 153th basic course on quality control and coffee turnover by the Eng. Lourdes Córdova Moya, expert taster, trained in the laboratories of the Kraft Foods company in Germany and Taloca in Colombia, official taster in the National Quality Coffee Contests.

Program »

Day 1
December 18 - Virtual
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Introduction to coffee
  • Theoretical introduction to the Analysis of Parchment Coffee
  • Theoretical introduction to the Analysis of Green Coffee Beans
  • Coffee Physical Analysis
  • Theoretical introduction to roasting, grinding and coffee infusion Theory of roasting. Theoric introduction
  • Summary and Conclusions

Day 2
December 19 - Virtual
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Theoretical introduction to the Sensory Analysis of Coffee
  • Evaluation Descriptors Fragrance, Acidity, Aroma, Body, Balance, Uniformity, Sweetness, Aftertaste
  • Use of Formats
  • Theoretical introduction to the triangular test

Day 3
December 20 - Face-to-face
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Evaluation of Parchment Coffee: appearance, smell, physical defects
  • Sampling of samples, threshing of parchment coffee
  • Calculation of shrinkage and yield
  • Using the Performance Sheet
  • Introduction Analysis of Green Coffee Beans
  • Demonstration of the different coffee defects
  • Defect count. Explanation
  • Use of the Green Coffee Sheet

Day 4
December 21 - Face-to-face
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Toasting Practice. Various samples.
  • Evaluation of the physical appearance of roasted beans
  • Cupping Practice. Various origins: North, Center, South
  • Cupping samples with various flavor defects
  • Discussion on the results obtained / Repetition of the taceo
  • Results analysis
  • Triangle test


Virtual Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Face-to-face hours: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Materials: 500 g of green coffee, or roasted coffee beans, or ground coffee