might not realize it at first, but coffee is a delicate thing. It’s full of
lively flavours and aromas that can be overlooked by drinkers or even destroyed
during processing or brewing.
imagine a fine wine. The taste in your glass is a culmination of any number of
factors, including the soil, climate, age, and processing. You can’t harness a
wine’s fragile flavour notes by violently crushing and smashing the grapes with
a machine. And neither can you expect great coffee by savagely forcing
high-pressure hot water through ground coffee. It ends up burning the coffee,
giving it a harsh bitter taste.
Instead, Caffè di
Artisan exquisite, single-origin luxury coffee that allows flavours to flourish. Delight
your palate by ordering our coffee pods today. Below you will find several flavour
notes to look for in your coffee. They may be subtle, but that’s what separates
a “good” cup of Joe from real, luxury coffee.
& Bitter. There’s
nothing quite like a bold cup of coffee. That first sip of black coffee passes
your lips and instantly soothes you and (conversely) wakes you up. Bitter is
admittedly an acquired taste. It’s likely that the first time you sipped coffee
black, it was hard to drink. But over time you began to love it. Science shows
that the more we taste bitter, the
more we like it.
important to note that bitter is not the same thing as burnt. Bitter is a bold flavour
that satisfies the palate, while burnt coffee tastes like spent match heads.
or Acidic. Have
you ever had a cup of coffee that made your lips pucker or your mouth water?
The tart flavours of sour zing in
coffee are known as acidity. Some coffee has higher acidity and thus a more
“bright” taste. These flavour notes are most often found in lighter roasts,
although some dark roasts are known to retain bright or acidic flavours.
or Chocolate. Darker
roasts often have a chocolatey taste akin to cacao (raw chocolate) or dark
chocolate. These notes are especially present in espresso shots.
or Woody. Some
coffees, especially those sourced from South America, have the essence of moist
soil or lush forests. Some people might refer to these tastes as earthy, woody,
Nutty. Occasionally you’ll sip a cup of coffee and notice a nutty after-burn similar to almonds, walnuts, or cashews. Notably nutty coffee pairs well
with breakfast pastries, such as banana
nut muffins or almond croissants.
or Caramel. Another
delightfully subtle coffee note is sweet. While this can hard to pick up at
first, eating a little bit of maple syrup or salted caramel can really make the
sweet tastes come alive. Keep in mind this flavour can easily be lost if the
beans or liquid coffee are burnt.
You should also note
that if you make coffee with a machine, many of these exquisite flavour notes
are lost – either because the machine indelicately brews the flavours to death
or because the machine retains the taste of old coffee (and germs).
If you really want to
get the most out of your morning java, purchase your luxury coffee from Caffè di Artisan.
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.