The Many Flavors, Notes & Accents of Coffee

The Many Flavors, Notes, & Accents of Coffee:

Coffee is a complex and delicate fruit. A single-origin coffee can exhibit several different flavors, notes, and accents. However, they are typically described, using simple and easy to understand catch phrases. You may have heard, “This coffee has a nutty flavor,” “This coffee has sweet notes,” or, “This coffee has fruity accents,” but what does that actually mean?

What the Label Says ⇒ What it Actually Means

  • Roasted ⇒ Smoky
  • Spices ⇒ Cinnamon
  • Nutty ⇒ Hazelnut
  • Cacao ⇒ Chocolate
  • Sweet ⇒ Maple syrup
  • Floral ⇒ Jasmine
  • Fruity ⇒ Orange
  • Sour ⇒ Citrus
  • Green ⇒ Herbs
  • Papery ⇒ Woody

For more of coffee’s flavor profiles, check out the SCAA Coffee Taster’s Flavor Wheel.

Now, go out and impress people with your random coffee knowledge! And as always, thank you for reading and joining me on this #internationalcoffeejourney

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