Being intentional about the food you eat with your coffee can open up a whole new world of flavors. When you look at the flavor wheel of coffee, there are many underlying compounds that are only revealed through pairing.
Despite the choice of brewing method (equipment) you may have, there are four key fundamental elements that ultimately impact flavor. These four elements are freshness, grind, proportions, and water. Adjusting each of these can assist in extracting your optimum flavor, time and time again.
The flavors of the coffee have already been sealed in at origin, as the producers tend, harvest, and process the coffee beans. Roasters now have the task to unlock and reveal flavor, taking the compounds that have been sealed in at origin, and applying their craft with just the right heat, time and finesse.
Processing is the method used to remove the coffee seeds, or beans from the pulp and skin. Within 9 months of growing coffee, a farmer has to make a choice. What processing method will I use, and how will it influence flavor?
Did you know that origin and altitude impact the taste of your morning coffee? As you learn about where your coffee comes from, it's origin, you'll begin to learn how origin impacts taste, and learn to find coffee's you love.