The Aromas & Flavors of Coffee

Until you sit down with this list, you won’t believe how many different scents and tastes there are in a cup of coffee. Of course, there are hundreds of different varieties of coffee. As with wine varietals, different beans have different characteristics. Some of the descriptors below are quite colorful—but they are the terms that professionals use to analyze beans, ground coffee, and the brewed beverage. The majority of these terms were prepared by the International Coffee Organization. Read More …