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Questions tagged [flavor]

All about the flavour of coffee: e.g., the nature of flavour, chemical components, impact of extraction techniques on the resulting flavour.

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Does the coarseness of the ground coffee affect taste

I've just taken the plunge, and purchased an Espresso machine. (Sage Express) I'm now officially an amateur barrista in the making. :) From what I can gather, there are two important parameters in ...
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Difference between cold brew and iced coffee?

What is the difference between cold brew and iced coffee? Is cold brew better than iced coffee?
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Your recommendation and advice for Turkish coffee blends

I am in a process of establishing a small coffee-factory in Egypt. I would like to know your recommendation for Turkish-coffee-blend, what do you prefer, what are your recommendations ? I am ...
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What does strong, mild, very strong mean with respect to coffee?

If you click on the coffee menu in this link: https://www.devans.in/index.php?route=common/home you will see strong, very strong, mild etc. options. What do these options refer to in Coffee? Amount ...
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Decaf coffee, how to make our own

I saw this on a coffee site: As we all know, it is really hard to get a good decaf specialty coffee. The decaf process removes oils and flavors as well as the caffeine, leaving a blah cup ...
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When to add alcohol for Irish coffee

When making an Irish coffee, is there a difference when you add the alcohol, before or after the cream? The reason I think it would make a difference is because the heat would make lots of the ...
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Distilled tasting coffee

I'm using a Mr Coffee and it heats the water so the water turns to steam and goes up some tube into a dripper. Basially it distills it so naturally the water should taste a bit distilled but usually ...
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Does there exist a coffee which is not bitter?

I love the smell of coffee. I enjoy eating coffee chocolate. However I am unable to drink straight coffee, because it is so unbearably bitter for me. Obviously, no-one is compelled to drink coffee - ...
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Additions to decaff coffee to complement taste

I'm alternating drinking decaf bean coffee (O2 process) alongside caffeinated beans. Normally I drink caffeinated either black or with a little milk. With decaf, the reduced body of the taste is ...
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Non-plastic version of an AeroPress?

I'm interested in getting a device like the aeropress that has no plastic in it. Ideally, double-walled tempered glass housing, cork plunger, fine stainless steel filter, stainless steel cap. I'm ...
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Do coffee connoisseurs add anything to their coffee when tasting a new coffee?

When tasting new coffees, is the flavor of the brewed coffee best understood without milk and sugar? Or should they be tried without adding any milk and sugar in them? My intuition tells me that the ...
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What is the clear plastic sticker on New England Coffee bags for?

I got a couple bags of New England Coffee and noticed there is a clear plastic sticker with 9 holes in it on the front of each bag. It seems like there are also small holes in the bag underneath that ...
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pouring lungo into two cups

I have a quick question. I know that lungo is less concentrated than a regular shot of espresso, so if I pour a lungo into two cups at the same time, as I guess most machines would let me do, will I ...
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Is there a composition available about how the main parameters influence coffee taste?

There's lots of information available about the influence of various parameters on coffee taste, but it's scattered across the internet. On top of that, most answers and articles are packed with ...
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The Barisieur Coffee Alarm and Coffee ground freshness

The Barisieur Coffee and Tea Alarm Clock (pictured below) is quite a novel spin on the conventional alarm clock where before one goes to sleep they set up the alarm by putting water in the beaker and ...
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Is dark roast stronger than light roast?

Dark roast coffee is roasted longer and at higher temperatures than light roast. What is the difference in taste?
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Why does my coffee at work have a paper/wood flavor?

I'm at a loss. I have tried everything to make coffee taste as good at work as it does at home, eliminating as many variables as possible. I do not do anything different in my brewing between home and ...
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Do ground beans or brewed coffee lose flavour faster?

I usually roast my coffee in the evening, grind it and brew it in the morning, to drink multiple hours later. I do notice that I do not have the same experience drinking coffee multiple hours after it ...
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Coffee too less for Frenchpress

I am new to frenchpress coffee and love the rich flavour of coffee it makes. However I am not sure if I am doing it right. The coffee beans I had grinder packet says 7g of coffee in 180ml of water. ...
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Adding Cinnamon to Coffee?

I have seen a lot of articles saying adding cinnamon to one's coffee makes it taste a little better? I don't see how could adding something make something original taste even better? has someone tried ...
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Coffee Sites with Flavor Profile

I'm on the hunt for new kinds of coffee, and I want to know how they taste before I buy them. I've found one way of doing this on this site. If you hover your mouse over the coffees, a flavor profile ...
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Kopi Luwak coffee beans

Kopi Luwak are the most expensive coffee beans, but I was wondering if there is a special taste to these coffee beans. I was also wondering if there is a recommended method of brewing which would ...
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How can I get a clean taste while drip brewing?

I have been brewing drip Coffee on different devices. Kalita and Chemex mostly. Although the results have often been great. The biggest turn-off for me is getting an earthy, not-clean and bright ...
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Is there a difference in taste between bleached, unbleached and natural fibre filters?

Is there a quantifiable difference to the taste or coffee brewed with bleached, unbleached or natural fibre filters? Or would you use one over the other for ecological or economical reasons? I would ...
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What makes coffee from a coffee shop/cafe better than the coffee I make at home?

Depending on the coffee shop I go to I often find I like the coffee more than the coffee I make at home or that I have at other peoples homes. Of course cafes and shops have bigger and more fancy ...
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Aeropress: How to accent the caramel flavor and decrease the acidity of my beans (Burundi)?

I recently bought some Full-City roasted Burundi Gaharo The flavor profile is: Strong caramel, tropic fruit juicy flavor, moderate body, great balance of sweetness and acidity and bitterness. ...
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General inquiries of cold brew [closed]

I'm a big fan of cold brew and I'm planning to start up my own business, so I'm wondering: What other equipment can I use instead of toddy commercial? Which coffee origin will give a dark chocolate ...
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Are there any natural sweeteners that work well with coffee?

I am curious about different natural sweetener options that might mix well with coffee. I know about stevia but it gives the coffee a different flavor. Is there anything besides stevia that I'm not ...
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Recommendations for tasty decaf coffee?

I am currently attempting to decrease my caffeine consumption and was therefore wondering whether anybody has experience with decaf coffee? Although I want to reduce the caffeine, I don't want to ...
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How should I get the most flavors from my coffee in different temperatures while drinking?

I seem to notice that once my coffee has cooled down significantly, then I am able to taste a wider range of flavors. Am I the only one experiencing this, and is there a way to get different/more ...
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What are the 4M's of espresso?

"4M" is something that I have been heard of as a requirement set for tasty espresso. What are these four important quality factors that affect the flavor of final espresso cup?
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Trying to identify which chemical is responsible for a burned plastic taste in certain flavors

I used to love hazelnut flavored coffee. One day though, I noticed it smelled and tasted like burned plastic. I chalked it up to a bad batch, but it turned out, since that day, all (or all that I've ...
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Coffee similar in taste to Dallmayr Prodomo

Someone brought back a pack of Dallmayr Prodomo beans from Poland about a year ago, and this is yet the best coffee I have tasted. I use aeropress for brewing. The Dallmayr was inexpensive in Poland, ...
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Is Georgia Coffee Sweet?

So they sell these MAX Coffees in Japan, and I've heard they're super sweet. Do such sort of sweet coffee actually exist (I've been told it's been like coffee flavored condensed milk). MAX Coffee is ...
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Is it common to put honey in coffee?

I heard from people in France and Bulgaria that people sometimes use honey to sweeten coffee (mostly older people). Is it common in some cultures to use honey? Or is it just some individuals doing it?...
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What sort of sugar to add to coffee?

Sometimes I like to add a bit of sugar to my coffee. Does it matter what sort of sugar I use? Will the type of sugar make any difference to the taste? Does it depend on the type of coffee? White ...
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What are the standard espresso parameters (dose, mass/volume, time, etc.)?

I have a Breville Infuser espresso machine as well as a Breville Smart Grinder Pro. The espresso machine comes with two types of filters (for singles and doubles), and can dispense a pre-programmed ...
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What can I do with bad coffee beans?

I recently was about to have a week before I could get my good coffee, so I went to the grocery store and got some of theirs. Unfortunately, I pulled the lever and got way more grocery store coffee ...
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What are the flavor characteristics of under-roasted coffee?

As a frequent coffee drinker, I can tell when the coffee beans have been over-roasted; the coffee is bitter. What can I tell when the beans have been under-roasted? What does under-roasted coffee ...
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Coffee ground sieves: Can they make a noticeable change in the flavor?

I have seen a kickstarter project lately, named Rafino. It claims to include a set of fine sieves to separate ground coffee into finer levels. I thought it may be beneficial, mostly for Turkish ...
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What Are The Merits of Different Green Coffee Processing Methods?

I've noticed that there's a distinct lack of Q&A's on green coffee processing methods. As this is one of the earliest steps on the journey from seed to cup, I was curious: What are the merits of ...
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Is there a way to drip-brew coffee with lower acidity?

How do I brew a good cup of coffee with lower acidity? I want to continue drinking coffee, but the acidity is getting to me. Is their any way to brew coffee so that it isn't so acidic?
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For how long coffee may stay in thermoses; meeting ECBC/SCAE/SCAA requirements, what does it mean?

We got in the office some kind of coffee-machine, I think it's Moccamaster CD Thermo, and it has 2 thermoses, to keep a coffee warm/fresh for certain period of time. Thermoses are good and easy to ...
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Why is coffee mostly hot brewed?

Why is coffee always made with hot water ? I know there is iced coffee, but even in this case, coffee must be made with boiled water before. My simple coffee machine heats water into vapor, then ...
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Effect of Sugar on Perceived Bitterness in Coffee

Abstract: Food and Function Sugar changes the chemical structure of tea and coffee Is this effect of sugar in water on coffee solids to be trusted? I like some coffees black (pourover, drip) and ...
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How can I determine the origins of coffee beans in a blend?

Is there a method exist to understand the type of the beans in a blend? More specifically, I will be glad if I can find a quantitative way to determine the origins of the beans in a blend or if this ...
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Which decaffeination process changes the flavor of the coffee the least?

There are many decaffeination methods available: Swiss Water method CO2 Process Roselius Process Direct Method Indirect Method Triglyceride process (Thanks to Mooz for providing the list I found in ...
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What are the basic parameters that affect the flavor?

I am new in this field. In the field of coffee. I want to ask for the basic attributes or properties, which is good to know when I want to buy coffee that I like. Thanks!!!
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What makes Brazilian coffee unique compared to coffee from other countries?

Can you tell me what makes Brazilian coffee unique?
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How much does the shape of the drinking vessel change the flavor?

Within wine there is a huge array of glasses for different wines with the believe that different wines taste better out of different glasses. This can also be seen (though to a lesser extent) with ...