I would evaluate it the way that you normally drink it, since that's how you will experience it regularly.
Professionally, cupping coffee is done by putting the ground coffee into a cup and added a pre-measure volume of hot water. The grounds will float and the cupper will break the surface with a spoon to get to the liquid. But that's not practical for every day drinking. When I "cup" a new coffee or blend I use a pour-over since I drink coffee that way and I can easily control the amount of coffee, water and brew time. I also try it as espresso since I also drink espresso and espresso-based drinks.