foodies, espresso coffee is a dignified drink, full of flavours and
personality. Unfortunately, not everybody feels this way. Perhaps that’s why
chain coffee shops prefer to focus on sugary syrups and kooky promotions,
rather than the quality of their beans. Maybe that’s why businesses and homes
brew weak, watery coffee. No thank you!
Isn’t it time we brought dignity back to coffee? Below we will
discuss five espresso flavour notes to look for and how to determine if a cup
of espresso coffee is up to snuff. While we all have different palates, you can
trust Caffè di Artisan to deliver the best tasting espresso pods on the market.
Learning the Vocabulary
Luxury coffee is like fine wine. To really appreciate the taste
profile, you need to understand the vocabulary around the drink. The essence
and descriptions work hand in hand to deliver a more holistic experience for
is the tart, sour taste you find in some coffees. If you are a beer drinker,
you might equate the acidic taste of your coffee with the happiness of an IPA
beer. A little acidity might make your mouth water. Too much, and your lips
will pucker. While luxury espresso coffees can run the spectrum, bad coffee will
either taste flat and lifeless or harsh and metallic.
you were to sip espresso as a child, you’d probably shudder from the bitter
taste. But as you grew older and your taste became more refined, you’d likely
begin to enjoy the “bold” and “rich” flavour of your espresso shots. Science shows that
the more we taste bitter, the more we are conditioned to like it – or even
crave it! A robust espresso drink should light up your mouth with bitter flavour,
and linger even after you finish your sip.
Note that bitterness is the not the same as “burnt,” which is a
signifier of low quality beans or cheap cup of coffee.
espresso aren’t quite acidic or bitter. Instead they offer a more nutty taste
like a walnut or almond. These flavours tend to be more crisp and short lived.
If the roaster expends too much heat on the bean during the drying process,
this note is easily lost. Just another reason to prioritise high-quality
Spice. Looking to get more out of your coffee? Hoping to delight your
taste buds? Take a drink, and before you swallow take a sip of air into your
lips. This should liven up the tastes in your mouth and help you identify
pungent notes in your espresso. Examples include ground black pepper, cinnamon,
cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, and the ilk.
Caffè di Artisan puts great pride into their artisanal coffee extractions, you
are likely to notice more delicate notes with each sip. Examples of espresso’s
delicate sweetness include vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, coco, or even
tropical fruit (depending on the
origin). Quality espresso tends to have a creamy mouth feel. If
the espresso is especially sweet, it will likely pair well with dark chocolate
or some salted caramel.
Has all this coffee talk set your cravings ablaze? Visit Caffè di Artisan to see our
selection of espresso pods today!
For foodies, espresso coffee is a dignified drink, full of flavours and personality. Unfortunately, not everybody feels this way.
Espresso coffee is a magical beverage. It can take a good moment and make it great. Like enjoying a book on a sunny patio while sipping out of your favourite mug.
When coffee pod machines first hit the market, they made quite a splash. It seemed like the perfect way to brew a single cup of coffee. The pod dispensers were less bulky than traditional drip machines and required less clean-up. Before you knew it, pod machines were popping up in dormitories, hotel rooms, apartment flats, and office kitchens.