Coffee-Cuppings: High Octane Education

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Considered one of the most popular drinks in the world, coffee can be simple (“just black, please.”) or highly personalized (“I’ll have a triple venti, non-fat at 125 degrees.”). Regardless of a coffee drinker’s preference, each mug of caffeine goodness ideally starts with high-quality, roasted-to-perfection beans.

For a fun way to dive deeper into that ubiquitous cup o’ joe, serious roasters and cafés offer coffee cuppings.  Similar in concept to wine tastings, coffee cuppings can be a tasting of as few as four coffees to as many as 10 or so. Here are a few of our favorite coffee houses where you can get a high-octane education (Read more in NW Travel & Life Magazine).