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The Deal with Flavor Notes

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The Deal with Flavor Notes

Imagine you have just walked into your favorite coffee shop and you decide you want to order a pour-over coffee. So you ask the barista what’s brewing that day and the response will frequently be a few coffee origins by country. To help you understand what each coffee tastes like, they will then list each coffee’s flavor notes. These could be anything: chocolate, almond, peapod, toast. These flavor notes were likely chosen by the roaster during a series of cuppings, the industry standard for evaluating coffee by smell and by taste, and communicated to the baristas. So the flavor notes...

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