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What Do The Different Nuances In The Description Of Coffee Mean?

Coffee is like wine: its taste depends on the region of production, the height of growth, weather conditions, soil composition and many other important factors.

But we all react differently to tastes and perceive them differently. 

That is why in a cup of coffee someone will find for himself a “sweet strawberry”, another will feel the taste of rose hips.

It is not worth being afraid if we have not felt in a cup of coffee the necessary descriptors that are in the description of coffee. 

This is a test of our olfactory sensory system. 

The good news is that they can train. In the description of a taste and aroma there are different fruits: chocolate or walnuts, all this coffee is not flavoured.

But what does this mean and how can you feel them?


  • If you are at the beginning of your journey, get acquainted with the differences in tastes and aromas in “pure” form. Focus on those foods that you are used to eating in your life. For example, you cook tomato sauce. Very often, you “save” it and evaluate it very easily: it’s good or it’s bad. Instead of all this, try to describe with precision what you feel, what exactly tastes and aromas…
  • Start by getting to know the basics: sour, sweet, salty, bitter, umami (enhances flavours, or soy sauce), or just water. You can melt some of the main flavours in the water and try to remember them. Next, look only for them in the cup. The most important thing, if you have no experience, do not try to look in the glass only a certain “kiwi” or “cashew”, as you read on the label.

Start with the smallest: sour, sweet, salty… and then you have to start with the main taste every time, trying to find something specific. 

For example, if the taste is sweet, what does it look like? 

Fruit, strawberry or for example has a chocolate hue.

Start actively using your sensory abilities, accept one rule for yourself: pay attention to those tastes and aromas that you feel every day and soon you will begin to feel more and more complex combinations that you have not felt before.

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