Step 5: Final Score

Once the Total Score has been calculated, points are deducted for defects in the following manner:

  1. Taints are minor defects commonly found in the aromatic properties of the coffee. Each cup is evaluated and any cup in which a taint is found has 2 points deducted from the total score.
  2. Faults are major defects commonly found in the taste properties of the coffee. Each cup is evaluated and any cup in which a fault is found has 4 points deducted from the total score.

The Final Score is calculated by deducting any taints or faults in any of the five cups and recorded in the box marked Final Score.