Cupping is serious business in the coffee world. Coffee professionals do this with new crops after they’ve been washed and harvested to determine which lots they want to buy, and often coffee roasters will offer cuppings to their customers in order to get feedback on their offerings and to allow patrons to try new brews. One thing about cupping – it’s not absent of terminology that sometimes will leave you going “Huh? There’s wine in my coffee??” Here’s some explanations of flavor note terms to help you next time you’re comparing coffees, or doing a cupping of your own!