Do I receive a pre-shipment sample to cup before my coffee arrives in my roastery?

Usually not since our quality department takes responsibility for this control. Since we ship a lot of smaller coffee lots in consolidated containers our quality department receives all the different pre-shipment samples in the office to cup and approve at once. This is the fastest way to ensure your coffee will be on the water and arrives in Europe the soonest. Then after arrival in Europe they receive all the arrival samples at once to cup and approve to make sure the quality is on point and all coffee can become available for release at the same time.