What affects coffee flavor?

From farm to cup!

These factors shared here are just some of the basic fundamentals from farm to cup that coffee flavors are affected.

The crop freshness, the way coffee is packaged, how it is stored both before and after roasting, and the age of the roast.

  • What Else Affects Coffee Flavors?
    Altitude and temperature are intrinsically linked because the former depends so heavily on the latter.
  • Sweetness and acidity . . .
    Coffees grown at higher altitudes will tend to be more acidic, but sweeter.

  • Striking the balance . . .
    Due to the complexity in the coffee that no one quality overwhelms all others, balancing is as overwhelming to get a near-perfect cup of coffee.

  • Spices . . .
    Common spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, lavender, are just some spices that blend well.Cocoa Powder . . .

  • Mocha . . .
    unsweetened cocoa powder, also is a common coffee shop option. The combo makes an irresistibly rich drink.

read more: What is the water to the coffee ratio?

Questions about Coffee

Questions about coffee? Have it answered by the professionals. Examples of some questions: 

What are the considerations for an office coffee station

What are the essential V60 Coffee Brewing tools

Non coffee (but important to coffee) question: What is whole milk

By: Douglas


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OCM was started in 2007, focusing first on coffee machines, then marketing for coffee and food and beverage companies. Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with. 

OCM has also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of the modules are running in the Singapore Skillsfuture Classes in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes. 

For the readers (coffee lovers), we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners). 

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