Coffee Cupping Guide
Different people have different tastes when it comes to evaluating the deliciousness of drinks in cuisine. If you want to compare coffee flavor, make sure it shares the same variety, place of cultivation, and roast level as the coffee you are drinking， making test comparisons more reliable.It's important to avoid like smoking, staying up late, and unhealthy eating for the best experience.
Step 1: Use your nose to smell unground coffee beans.
Step 2: grind them into a fine powder and take another whiff. In the coffee industry, this is known as evaluating the fragrance or dry aroma.
Step 3: bring to brew, then smell the coffee powder when mixed with hot water. The term for tasting is called wet aroma, i.e., wet aroma.
Note: in some sources, people will see that only the word aroma is used. Aroma means the scent of coffee in general (dry aroma+wet aroma=aroma). The illustration for the smell is the pyramid above.
Step 4: Sip your coffee and swirl it around your mouth using your tongue to assess its flavor. The primary tastes of sour, bitter, salty, and sweet are most noticeable upon initial ingestion on the palate or finish of the swallow.
Step 5:The so-called flavor ， it is the impression of the senses on the palate and is a composite experience from three components: * Aroma (aroma) * Taste (taste) * Sensation from touch (tactile/mouthfeel) or body (body).
To understand the concept of "tactile sensation," it is recommended to try drinking water and milk and compare the feeling of heaviness in the mouth. This sensation is difficult to explain but can be easily recognized when using the tongue to rotate the liquid around the roof of the mouth.
"Tactile/body" refers to the physical and sensory properties of the texture of a beverage, such as the sensation of boldness, medium, or lightness on the palate. This can be applied to various drinks like wine, beer, whiskey, and vodka.
Evaluating a good drink is subjective and based on personal preferences. There is no such thing as good or bad food, only what is appropriate for each situation.