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Water - A Taste of Water

“Water is sometimes sharp and sometimes strong, sometimes acid and sometimes bitter, sometimes sweet and sometimes thick or thin, sometimes it is seen bringing hurt or pestilence, sometimes health giving, sometimes poisonous. It suffers change into as many natures as are the different places through which it passes.” – Leonardo Da Vinci It seems that Leonardo Da Vinci never really cared to be an inventor or an artist. His childhood dream was to be a Water Sommelier. Who can blame him? Now, if you think that a water sommelier is some sort of a Brita / Barista joke, I can...


Wake up and smell the coffee!

It turns out you really do need to wake up to smell the coffee. Research studies show that humans cannot smell while deeply asleep. Did you know that our sense of smell makes up between 75% and 95% of what we taste? When we can not smell, certain food completely lose their taste. For those amongst the coffee alternatives drinkers who suffer from Gluten. Did you know that there are gluten-sniffing helping dogs? We all know that dog's sense of smell is way better than ours, but how much better? Well, lets say some of us may tell by the...


The Speciality Coffee Association of America - Starter Kit for The Coffee Taster

If you are an aspiring coffee Barista and coffee taster, The Speciality Coffee Association of America is probably a good place to continue your journey in. Other than great taste buds and lots of experience you will need three things that will make you the coffee master you ought to be - faster and more enjoyable.   Luckily all three things get be purchased on The Speciality Coffee Association of America website.  1) Coffee tasters flavor wheel. The Coffee Tasters Flavor Wheel is based on The World Coffee Research - Sensory Lexicon. Press to download flavor lexicon. 2) Roast color classification...


Coffee Flavor / Aroma Wheel

The purpose of the coffee flavor and aroma wheel is to facilitate communication about coffee aroma and flavor by providing a standard terminology. Words included on the wheel are terms that are specific and analytical and not hedonic or the result of an integrated or judgmental response. For exmaple, ‘Floral’ is a general but analytical descriptive term, whereas “fragrant”, “elegant” or “harmonious” are either imprecise and vague (fragrant) or hedonic and judgmental (elegant and harmonious). It is important to note that these terms are NOT the only terms that can be used to describe coffee, but represent ones that are often...