Jul 27, 2013 Atlas Coffee Visit We took a trip up to Atlas Coffee this morning in Seattle (thanks Craig, Gil, and Judy). Up at 5:30 and got some road pastries at you-know-where, then onto I5 northbound. We got through the traffic and got to the cupping a few minutes late. Atlas's lab was f-ing amazing - the tables, the roasters, the equipment, the meticulous methodology. Just jaw dropping. I got super-schooled on the cupping procedure, and then we went through 6 samples: Brazil, Sumatra, Colombia, Honduras, Rwanda, and Ethiopia (Sidamo). It was a great experience to be able to taste these sequentially and I ended up loving the two extremes (Brazil and Rwanda). Here is shot of the Diedrich! And the grinder I think I'll have to buy soon:) What a great privilege. I'll be up there soon for further training and eventual Q3 certification (if I can hack it).