In our case, the coffee in each pot was then poured into the two cups. It’s important to taste more than one cup per batch for quality control reasons. The FNC professionals actually taste four cups per pot to really insure each cup is consistent. Even crazier, they have two cuppings a day with 40 samples per cupping, four cups per sample. That’s 320 cups a day, compared to the 12 cups we tasted. But don’t worry, no one is going to die of a coffee overdose. As I’m about to explain, the cupping is similar to a wine tasting where you don’t actually swallow the coffee, just sip and spit.