Set of tasting cups

Decade of 1940

The cups are made of glass, and are used on the coffee cupping, or coffee tasting step.
It is a step of the coffee classification that determines the quality of the product, which is graded from “strictly soft” (the highest) to “River Zone” (the lowest).
Unlike on the consumption preparation method, the boiling water is poured directly on the grinded coffee to the container, without using filters.
The objects were owned by Associação Comercial de Santos and were donated to Museu do Café on 2001.