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How to understand the latest coffee flavor wheel? How can we taste the coffee and describe the flavor?

Published: 2024-02-22 Author: World Gafei
Last Updated: 2024/02/22, Flavor wheel as an authoritative coffee flavor-oriented map, as long as it is used properly, new friends will be able to quickly classify the flavor of coffee, and then learn to cooperate with practice, it is almost certain to master the flavor of coffee. Of course, the coffee flavor wheel must be understood in the right way. So

Flavor wheel as an authoritative coffee flavor-oriented map, as long as it is used properly, new friends will be able to quickly classify the flavor of coffee, and then learn to cooperate with practice, it is almost certain to master the flavor of coffee.

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Of course, the coffee flavor wheel must be understood in the right way. So, Qianjie has a small class today! Let's briefly show you how to enjoy this colorful picture. 1. Flavor wheel diagram the following picture is from SCAA using two ancient versions to synthesize a new (new) version of the flavor wheel. It can detail 85 analogical flavors, which is 5 flavors less than the old version (90 flavors recognized by the old version), condensing negative flavors and distinguishing more positive flavors.

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The flavor wheel has a total of three rings, which are divided into inner ring, central ring and outer ring. Their relationship is like a catalogue in an illustrated book, first finding the species in the inner ring, then finding the species difference in Central, and finally subdividing it into each individual with a figurative flavor. As a kind of outline, the inner ring has nine categories. They are herbaceous plants, acid fermentation, fruits, flowers, sugars, nut cocoa, spices, baking flavor, and other categories.

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Central is to distinguish different species, such as fruits in the inner ring, which will be divided into berries, preserved fruits, other fruits and citrus plants in Central.

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Finally, the outer ring is subdivided into individuals. For example, the citrus plants in Central will be divided into grapefruit, oranges, lemons, limes and other unique individuals in the outer ring. Flowers are relatively special, in addition to a variety of colors of flowers, but also contains black tea, that is, in coffee to black tea rhyme, in fact, also belongs to the category of flowers.

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When we know the relationship to which each ring belongs, we can try to cultivate the senses when tasting the food, classify the taste of the food according to the flavor wheel, and be able to distinguish the flavor more systematically when drinking coffee. For example, if you have a sour taste in a cup of coffee, let's start with the sour category (inner ring). Is it fruit sour or like lactic acid drinks or vinegar?

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If it points to the acid of the fruit, then look for it in the central ring of the fruit, for example, with high acidity and some fresh acidity, then it may be citrus. Or it is high sweetness with a little sour, then it is likely to be the berry category. When you have chosen, you can make a final distinction between which specific flavor this acid belongs to, such as citrus, orange and grapefruit. Second, color can also become the object of association. Each color of the flavor wheel has been carefully adjusted by One Darnley Road, a creative agency in London, so that people can immediately associate with the corresponding concrete flavor when they see this color. For example, white jasmine, orange orange, pink grapefruit. It can be well associated with color and aroma. For example, we can often see some flavor description: the smell of white flowers. In fact, it refers to the elegant and fresh scent of flowers like jasmine.

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Then most of the flavors in other categories tend to be negative. So the use of blue, gray and so on does not look like the color of food.

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Third, the first of the two hidden details of the flavor wheel comes from the gap between the outer ring. We can know whether their relationship is similar by virtue of the gap between the two representative flavors. For example, roses and jasmine, which belong to the same flower category, will be closely separated from jasmine, while roses and chamomile will be far apart, because the two flavors can be easily distinguished. From here we can see that their flavors are similar.

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The second is the degree of baking. in addition to other categories that appear in various baking degrees, the flavor arrangement from flowers to sugars is a cycle of baking degrees from shallow to deep. For example, flowers, fruits and sour are more likely to appear in shallow and medium-shallow baking. Spices, nuts, baked products and so on are more found in the flavor categories of medium, deep and deep baking after caramelization, while sugars account for both.

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Understanding the flavor wheel does not mean that you can immediately learn to drink the flavor of coffee, it can only help you sort out the general relationship between the flavors in the coffee. Moreover, we can drink far more than that, because the flavor of the flavor wheel mostly depends on Europe and the United States, cultural differences will lead to cognitive barriers to some flavors. For example, we can often feel the "longan" flavor, which is more difficult for foreigners to taste.

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