Two weeks ago, in an article titled “Do I Detect a Hint of Joe,” New York Times writer Hannah Wallace reported a recent rise of coffeeshop high-culture. She wrote that a dozen or so spots in New York City now offer cuppings, essentially a java-devotee’s answer to wine tastings. We read Wallace’s article with interest, since a handful of Denver and Boulder shops–most notablyÂ Kaladi Brothers Coffee–have been hostingÂ cuppings for quite some time now. Check out our May interview (“Mr. Coffee“) with Kaladi Brothers ownerÂ Mark Overly, and call to arrange for a cupping of your own so you can sniff, slurp, and talk java with the best of ’em. Spots to try: Kaladi Brothers Coffee starts up its cuppings again mid-summer; Uptown’sÂ Fluid Coffee BarÂ hosts them every Saturday at 2 p.m.;Â CaffÃ¨ SoleÂ will arrange one specially for you;Â The KitchenÂ holds them every other month; and beginning this fall,Â Duo RestaurantÂ plans on offering monthly cuppings.