Vocabulary for coffee lovers

“Pleasing to the palate, a full body, a deep colour.” Just like wine-tasters, coffee-lovers (or ‘caféologues’) are not short of words to describe great coffees. Find out the niceties of their vocabulary and put words in your mouth for the sensations you get.


 

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Custom-brewed coffee

In practice, there are more than 800 main coffee flavours to be found… So to savour all the pleasure you could find, you have to get the right blend - a blend that suits your palate and your desires. So what about designing your own blend?

 

 

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Interview with the caféologue Jean-Jacques Perriot

Caféologues are sent all over the globe to evaluate the quality of plantations, and it’s their discoveries that titillate our taste buds. But what do they choose for their everyday cup of coffee? Jean-Jacques Perriot, researcher with Cirad, tells us of his dreams and his personal tastes.

 

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