Angels' Cup is an online coffee tasting club where you can blindly sample up to 208 different coffees per year. Coffee tasting flights start at $9.99/month, but the app is 100% free and fully functional even without a subscription.
For beginners it's a great way to learn how different single-origin coffees taste. For experts it's a great way to keep those tastebuds sharp. Key features include:
1. Record coffee tasting notes (and brew methods) on any coffee you try.
2. Different modes are available so you can record notes in less than 30 seconds, or take your time with advanced options.
3. Where available, you can compare answers side-by-side with the roaster and/or other members of the community.
4. Share an infographic summary of your notes with friends on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere you like.
5. Quickly browse all the coffees you’ve tried to find just what you’re looking for.
6. Edit old notes as you try each coffee more than once and dial in your brew method.
Here's what people are saying:
I cannot say enough how much I enjoyed this tasting experience. The app was very intuitive and enabled me to process what I was tasting at a deeper level. Comparing my notes to the roasters’ was an opportunity that I’ve never had to this depth before, and it was amazing. I highly recommend Angel’s Cup to enthusiasts and laymen coffee drinkers alike. It’s a unique and fun experience for friends, families, and coworkers to taste some incredible coffees and experiment with their palates.
- Garrett, Coffee Brew Guides
It’s exciting that Angel’s Cup is using mobile and web technology to help break down the enigmatic coffee tasting process and bring a tasting platform right to your pocket, offering a plethora of vocabulary to help you discover the wealth of flavor and taste that is already nestled in your divine cup.
- Rachel, When Coffee Speaks
I really like it. It’s a great way for non-professionals to learn how to discern the different tastes and flavors in different coffees.
- Nick, Coffee Detective
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"The Angels' Cup app is really fun. I keep making more coffee just to play with its features! Try it out, but get the water on first."
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"Enjoying using @angelscup to record my coffee tasting tonight. Recommended!"
"I really liked the APP, it was fun and easy to use."
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"I feel like this could be a pretty awesome training tool... it breaks down tasting nicely."
"Playing around @angelscup coffee tasting app it IS super fun and easy! I can def use something like this"
"I have been wanting an app like this for a long time."
"I actually used it for a personal tasting & I liked it. It touched on every part of the tasting. And I love how specific it is."
"The coffee tasting app looks cool. I predict high adoption rates in Seattle, Portlandia, SF/Oakland, Silverlake and Williamsburg."
"I just did a tasting of my coffee from @angelscup. The tasting experience that the app walks your through is impressive and fun. I recommend"
"god, that is an AWESOME app."
Ratings and Reviews
For the Coffee Geek
Are you a coffee geek (and you know you are), then the Angels’ Cup app and subscription service is taylor made for you. Each mailing period of your choosing, Angels’ Cup will send your court samples without the roaster’s label to blind taste and evaluate. This is where their very good app comes in. The app allows you to do detailed tastings of each offering and put your thoughts down. Once completed and submitted the roasters tasting notes are then presented to be able to compare with your own. For a professional barista like myself this is a dream come true. I can sample many different beans from small, but exceptional, roasters from all over the country. Seriously, if your into coffee but are not sure about a subscription, check this one out, its exactly what your are looking for.
This is a must have App for coffee enthusiasts
The Angel's Cup App and the coffee subscription service that compliment this App are a must have for the coffee lover. I have been a subscriber for many months and can not get enough. The Angel's Cup team is constantly improving their products and services. Each month it seems they have exciting new developments. The App takes you through a coffee tasting with the option of creating a profile and saving your notes. If you purchase coffee from Angel's Cup, you get to compare notes with the roaster! This App is perfect for practicing tasting coffee and is just fun to have handy as well.
Current version is broken
I think right around the time of updating to iOS 11, there have been some bugs that make the app very hard to use. The two main issues are with the extraction map thing in the brew method. All 100 dots are always there, half are green, half white but the white ones are visible on the screen covering the axes.
Second, I can’t choose flavor and aroma notes. Once I pick one, I can’t tap the center of the wheel to get back to the main wheel to choose another note.
Both of these issues occur when I do a “beginner tasting”. I have an iPhone 7 on ios11.1
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.