The Characteristics of Coffee
Each cup of coffee has three main characteristics that create its flavor: aroma, acidity and body.
Coffee can have up to 1000 aromatic compounds that contribute to its profile. Coffee can have a fruity, caramel, roasted, cereal, rubber, fermented, earthy, spicy, floral, nutty and even cooked aroma.
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The body describes the texture of coffee when covering the tongue and its weight when settling in the mouth. A full-bodied coffee is rich and heavy, while a coffee without much body is light and watery.