When it comes to finding your favorite coffee, its all about flavor. But since a coffee’s flavor is varied and complex, we have come up with a simple way to help you find one that suits you.
WE START WITH BODY
Many of us know how strong we like our coffee, but what about body? Body is the impression of “weight” or “thickness”—it’s analogous to the difference between water and milk and not to be confused with brew strength. Body is a combination of the natural compounds in coffee and its roast level. Coffee can be light bodied, medium bodied, or full bodied and sometimes somewhere in between.
TASTE IS WHERE THE TONGUE IS
When we describe taste in coffee, we are referring to the physical sensation on your tongue. Where on your tongue you sense coffee determines its taste. The graphic (right) shows where each taste sensation is located.