Coffee Flavor Profiles Part 2: Terroir

Coffee World Map

Continuing our series on coffee flavor profiles, we’d like to talk about “terroir.” Many different variables can influence the terroir of a coffee, including soil composition, climate, altitude, growing conventions, processing, and coffee variety. Because many of these variables are similar within regions, we are able to make predictions about a coffee’s flavor profile based on where it was grown.

Coffee Flavor Profiles Part 1: Tasting Concepts

Coffee Cupping

How do you know if you’ll like a cup of coffee? With so many origins, roast levels, and preparation methods to choose from, learning to taste and talk about coffee can be intimidating. Here is some basic coffee tasting terminology that will help you learn to talk about coffee like a pro.