How to Taste More Flavors From Your Coffee: A Fun & Delicious Way to Train Your Taste Buds & Develop Your Palate
Coffee is one of the most diverse drinks in the world (we’d like to think, maybe even the universe!). With countless preparation and brew methods, and having over 2000 flavor descriptors (while wine has approximately 800), there’s a reason coffee is called the ‘drink of 1000 flavors’. The way you train your taste buds is actually a super easy (and fun!) process. It’s just like practicing a sport or learning to play an instrument–only instead heavy lifting, you get to drink lots of coffee!
Got a craving for chocolate? Try this Mocha Cappuccino: a chocolate-flavored espresso drink! This recipe has a double dose of chocolate: both real chocolate in the espresso and chocolate syrup in the steamed milk. Each sip is rich and dreamy, scented with just the right amount of delicate chocolate sweetness. Here’s what to know about how to make it at home!
If you tend to load your automatic coffee machine the night before and wake up to a ready cup, the concept of "blooming" your coffee may not be one you've ever encountered. If, on the other hand, you're someone who's been known to tinker with the finer points of their coffee-brewing routine, chances are you're familiar with the process—pre-wetting the grounds for pourover coffee and letting them sit briefly before adding the remaining water. For anyone who's committed to making a better cup of pourover coffee, it's important to know about. Or is it? Why do we bloom coffee, and is it really necessary?