In Defence of Bitterness

Let me start this week with a completely fictionalized (but amalgamated from actual posts) instagram comment: "Today I brewed x coffee, it tasted like stonefruit (it did not) and had no bitterness (it did). It was delicious (maybe)". You might be thinking I came here for talk of bitterness, not spice! Fair dues and I…Read more In Defence of Bitterness

Floral versus Sweet

Last week, I curmudgeonly outlined the shortcomings and vagueness of using taste notes like bergamot. I had the pleasure of chatting more with Derek Hamers about the topic and he followed-up with another great question: "if bergamot signals some problems in roast profiling, does that extend into the other floral or herbal notes? In the…Read more Floral versus Sweet