Archive for November, 2010

More Coffee Aroma/Flavor Notes: Flowers and Aromatic Wood

More Coffee Aroma/Flavor Notes: Flowers and Aromatic Wood

Flowers and aromatic wood situate at opposite ends of the sensory range for coffee, though they both are among the most common and attractive of aroma and flavor notes. Floral notes appear to be a direct expression of the floral tendencies of the coffee fruit and seed; at times they show up as pure expressions […]

By November 30, 2010 Read Article
Resuming with Sweetness

Resuming with Sweetness

So let’s blog again like we did last summer. Reviewing three or four descriptive terms per week is the new plan. Judging by an occasional puzzled email, sweetness may be one of the more confusing terms for those new to coffee description. We use the term regularly in our reviews, and it’s one of the […]

By November 27, 2010 Read Article
Brandy and Surprises: The New Naturals

Brandy and Surprises: The New Naturals

For those unfamiliar with the emerging language of fine coffee the title of this article may be a puzzler. What’s a “natural” and what makes some of these “naturals” “new”? Natural is a positive name marketing-savvy Brazilians came up with some years ago to describe coffees that until that time were called “unwashed” or “dry-processed.” […]

By November 4, 2010 |Reviews Tasting Report