Learning to discern the many characteristics of various types of coffee is crucial if you want to master the art of flawless coffee brewing. It may enable your brewing methods to reach their full potential and produce an even more wonderful cup of coffee.
Start by taking into account the coffee’s flavour. Use flavours you already know, such as toasted almonds or a touch of blueberry, to determine if the coffee’s flavour pairs well with any of them. One of the most astonishing things about a good cup of coffee is how long the flavour lingers in your mouth after you’ve drunk it. After you’ve taken a drink, pay particular attention to the flavours. Is the flavour dissipating or persisting, and what does it feel like now—rough or sweet—on the tongue? In the end, was it a positive experience for you? These matters are significant.
The degree of sweetness of coffee also matters. Despite the common misconception that coffee is bitter, higher-quality coffee beans often make it sweeter. Also consider the kind of sweetness you experience while drinking a cup of coffee, whether it’s like honey, like a fresh fruit, or a bit deeper like caramel or molasses.
In the end, another thing that matters is the feel of coffee on your tongue. Take a sip and determine if it is airy and light like milk or thick and creamy like whipped cream. However, if all of this seems challenging, don’t worry… you can always have a cup of coffee daily, just like you already do and polish your coffee tasting skills!