Cupping is the process coffee graders use to judge the merit of different coffees. Graders rate each coffee by body, sweetness, flavour, acidity and aftertaste. Using a similar process to rate the cafes I visit, I’m struck by the fact that if I’d written up The Cupping Room before eating a week of Northern Rivers café breakfasts, I probably would have graded it more highly. This week has taught me that it’s possible to produce a good-looking breakfast that will slay on Instagram, but also eats cohesively as an utterly compelling (and well-priced) plate of food.
At The Cupping Room, dishes like Chorizo ($20) read well on the menu, and arrive looking intriguing with crumbed chorizo, a single fried egg, rounds ofread more