Think about the best cup of coffee you have ever had? Mine was in Italy, and the reason I started my coffee shop and this blog. Shortly after arriving in Venice, I entered a café, ordered my drink, and my opinion of coffee changed forever. A significant reason why this particular cup of coffee left a lasting impression is because of its finish.
Just like wine, coffee can have a bouquet of flavors that are appreciated with every sip, and how that cup of coffee finishes can leave lasting impressions. When I refer to finish, I am referring to coffee’s texture and body. Is the body of the coffee smooth and silky? Does the flavor you taste rest on your tongue for a long time? How does it change when you add milk? When you are drinking coffee, I believe the cup’s finish and how well it carries that blend’s flavor will significantly influence your opinion of that blend.
Next time you drink a cup of coffee, slow things down and think about how this cup changes over time, and remember how this cup finishes can help you pick the right beans to purchase.
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