September 8, 2017

Coffee Tasting Basics: Taste vs Flavour


When you get better at tasting coffee, at understanding the different flavours and what causes them, you enjoy coffee more. You can savour the acidity and mouthfeel, decipher complex combinations of notes, and detect the impact of origin, processing, and more.

But before you can do that, you need to master the basics – such as the different tastes and flavours.

What’s the difference? Taste refers to basic categories or profiles: sweet, savoury, spicy, bitter, umami. Flavour is a combination of several different senses: taste, smell, touch…. In other words, you can expect your coffee to taste different in different contexts!

Find out more in this quick video recap from Big Think.

SEE ALSO: How to Cup Coffee & Improve Your Palate

SEE ALSO: Coffee Science: What Affects The Flavour of Coffee?

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