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What is the balance of hand brewed coffee? Where is Blue Mountain Coffee? Why is it so expensive? Advantages of Blue Mountain Iron Pickups

Published: 2024-04-19 Author:
Last Updated: 2024/04/19, "Balance" is a somewhat transparent description of the presence in coffee. The reason is that most people don't understand what it really means. Many friends assume that it refers only to the description used to achieve a balance between sour, sweet and bitter flavors in the taste of coffee. But in fact,"balance" can not be

"balance" is a description of being a little transparent in coffee. The reason is that most people can't understand what it really means. Many friends think that it only refers to the description used to strike a balance between sour, sweet and bitter in the taste of coffee. But in fact, "balance" is not that simple.

What is the balance of coffee? In the cup test of coffee, there is a "Balance/ equilibrium" score item, but its goal is not just the balance of sweet, sour and bitter taste! Instead, the coffee is scored from the acidity, sweetness, mellow thickness and aftertaste of the coffee.

The degree of balance can be said to play the role of co-ordinator! To put it simply, when the sour quality, sweetness, mellow thickness and aftertaste are all well shown in the coffee, and any one of them will not be too prominent, concealing the performance of the other three, then a balance has been achieved. A little bit of the feeling of achievement in the game! (but just reaching a balance at the beginning of the rush is not enough for cup testers to give high marks immediately! Because with the passage of time and the change of temperature, the coffee we drink will have a certain change! Therefore, whether the coffee can be balanced after cooling and whether it will stand out unilaterally and cover up the performance of other aspects is the result that we need to determine.

To give a few negative examples, Qianjie tests a lot of coffee beans every year. Many beans have a very good balance when they are just brewed, and their acidity, sweetness, mellow thickness and aftertaste all have a good performance. But as the temperature drops, they gradually show a sharp sour, thick sense of fermentation, directly putting on a mask of pain. This is a situation in which the acidity is too prominent and breaks the balance. Therefore, the balance of these beans can not be given a high score! I still remember that a Kenyan AB was tested in Qianjie, and its sweet and sour quality performed well from beginning to end. There will be no negative experience of acidity, and the thickness of alcohol is very good. But it has no rhyme! Coffee in the mouth burst out the sweet and sour taste of dark berries, very smooth and full. But after swallowing, the sweet and sour taste is gone in the mouth, so it also has no way to get a high score in the balance column, because it lacks the aftertaste.

After talking about the negative examples, let's talk about the excellent representative of "balanced Coffee"-"Blue Mountain Coffee". Qianjie always emphasizes one of its characteristics when introducing Blue Mountain, that is, balance! Blue Mountain Coffee gives people a mediocre feeling, the taste is not in line with its current price. In terms of flavor, it is difficult to compare with a large number of coffee beans in Africa; in terms of taste, it is not as mellow as that of Mandarin in Indonesia; in terms of the balance of sweet, sour and bitter taste, its performance-to-price ratio is lower than that of flat South American beans. Then why can it still be so expensive?

Because it is highly balanced! Although each item can not compare with other beans, but on the whole, the performance of Blue Mountain Coffee is the most comfortable. The acidity, sweetness and bitterness are soft and balanced; the palate is mellow and very clean; the finish is long, sweet and sweet, with a lingering aftertaste. (the reason for the high price also comes from low production and high fame.) so friends will know that when describing the balance of a cup of coffee, it does not just mean the balance of taste, nor does it mean that it has no characteristics. But it has everything, and has a good performance!

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