How to Discern Flavour Notes

Whether you’re new to coffee or a long-time caffeine lover, picking out the flavours in various blends and single origins can be a tad tricky. But, just like wine tasting, coffee tasting can be a lot of fun once you get your taste buds and your mind around the way to bring out the flavours in various varieties. Now you can do a tasting course or two but we’ve got something that’ll make it a lot more accessible for you pyjama-loving homebodies. Check it out!

Flavour Wheel

Grab your favourite fellow coffee addicts and enjoy a morning, arvo or late night session learning how to discern a myriad of flavours in your favourite coffee. We recommend using this with our Single Origins because the flavours are more apparent and varied.

How to use this beautiful wheel? Follow these steps…

 

Step 1: Always start in the middle. Try and identify the dominant flavour coming through; is it nutty, floral, earthy, savoury etc? Got it? Congratulations this is your first category – tick that box.

Step 2: Move your wandering eyes to the outside of the wheel. What flavours can you identify as you dig deep into those clever little taste buds? When you’ve identified the sub-group cast your eyes to the list of adjectives on the right. Now, this is where you start to sound really snobby – in a good way!

Step 3: This one is a funny step but kind of makes sense when you think about it. Once again look over the flavour wheel and focus this time on the colours. What colours are conjured in your mind from your dancing palate as you drink the coffee? If you’ve identified the colour tan, for example, check it against the wheel and see if you really do taste a nutty flavour such as  pecan or cashew. Interesting, huh?

Sacred Grounds Single Origins

If you’re super keen to get tasting we have an amazing array of Single Origins you can compare and contrast against each other. Choose from:

Now I won’t give away all the flavour notes and acidity content before you try it but you can also refer back to each Single Origin after tasting to see if you hit the nail on the head… or not! So much fun. Enjoy.

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