CAFEAT8  -  ORGANIC COFFEE

How to TASTE COFFEE  

 

5 fingers  5 qualities

Aroma, Body, Acidity, Flavour, Finish

 

Aroma

Brew the coffee, Pour the coffee >>>Nose in the cup>> Intense or Mild ?

Smell what ? nuts, almond, chocolate, apple, fruit, earthy, spicy, flower, herbs, earthy roasty, vanilla, potato like, sweet,buttery...................... ??

The aroma is sensed nasally or retro-nasally

 

BODY

few minutes>>> A sip of coffee, roll the coffee around your mouth, weight with your tongue >> thickness VS thinness FULL BODY CREAM MILK , SKIM MILK .............. .MOuthfeell or Texture : creamy, oily, buttery, slippery, salty, watery

 

ACIDITY 

another sip >>> the bright - tangy quality of coffee - citrus like,........feel the saliva !! as the body try to keep basic

 

FLAVOR

another sip >>>>>Nuts, chocolate, fruits, caramel, earth, spices, flower......divide the sensation in category and try to find out what do you feel

 

FINISH

swallow the coffee and...short if the feeling disappear quick....long finish

 

Some help ......... FLAVOR-WHEEL 

 

As you understand and imagine the FLAVOR is the most important attribute to a coffee, let's start with the main attribute:

Floral

- black tea

- floral (chamomile, rose, jasmine)

Fruity

- berry ( blackberry , blueberry , raspberry , strawberry )

dried fruit (raisin, prune)

- other fruit (coconut, cherry, pomegranate, pineapple, grape, apple, peach , pear)

- citrus fruit (grapefruit, orange, lemon,lime)

Sour / Fermented

- sour

- alcohol/ fermented