Hills Brothers - Cup Tasting
#2 Harrison Street, San Francisco
Austin and Reuben Hills at the tasting table
hand-tinted © Bennett Hall
for exhibit in lobby of #2 Harrison Street
This photograph shows the company team at the table conducting cup-testing (c.1930), #2 Harrison, led by Reuben Hills, Reuben Hills, Jr., Elliot Cofer, Dick Bennetts, Gene Hoelter and younger members of the Commodities Department. This testing procedure continues today with highly qualified personnel using the most advanced equipment to augment their expertise in judging coffee quality by taste and smell, although no longer at this location.