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Advanced Coffee Tasting: What Your Coffee Smells Like

Drinks Meister 7 comments

You're ready to get more advanced, my coffee-tasting Jedi. Today, we'll explore the three main categories of aromatic compounds found in roasted coffee, commonly referred to as enzymatic, sugar browning, and dry distillation. More

Tastebud Training: How To Become A Better Coffee Taster

Drinks Meister 2 comments

Tasting different coffees side by side can be as daunting as going to a wine tasting. How on earth is a new taster supposed to identify and name all the seemingly zillions of flavors and aromatics emanating from that hot black cup of joe? Here are a few tips to help you exercise your tastebuds. More

Coffee Cupping: How Professionals Taste Coffee

Drinks Meister 5 comments

Kind of like the wine tasting for coffee beans, cupping is a methodical process with universally recognized parameters. What are professionals tasting for in a coffee? Check out our slideshow to find out. More

Coffee Chronicles: Pairing Coffee With Food

New York Allison Hemler 4 comments

The croissant, the timeless coffee pairing food. [Photographs: Allison Hemler] Imagine a plate of heaping pasta from Otto, slathered with tomato sauce, eggplant, and melty ricotta salata. What would you prefer as your beverage accompaniment? A) Water B) Wine... More

Coffee Chronicles: Laid-Back Coffee Cupping at Home

New York Allison Hemler 1 comment

"We're like a bunch of surfers on a sunny summer day here. Having fun, riding the waves, leisurely expanding our coffee palates. " [Photographs: Allison Hemler, unless otherwise noted] Last week, I discussed my painful aversion toward the old school,... More

Coffee Chronicles: Coffee Cupping for the Lonely at Cafe Grumpy

New York Allison Hemler Post a comment

[Photographs: Allison Hemler] I'm going to single myself out from very many coffee heads‚ and some of my friends‚ when I say that I am not a fan of cupping. It's that session of sipping and slurping, pinpointing flavor... More

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