Every sip of coffee is a journey of taste. But what's behind those flavors? Our taste buds detect five primary tastes: sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and umami. But coffee? It dances with a medley of these. Coffee experts describe its flavors using terms like "fruity", "nutty", "chocolaty", or even "floral".
In 17th century Britain, coffee--the beloved beverage of many--became a point of royal contention. While we lovingly cradle our morning brew today, King Charles II saw it as a threat to his monarchy.
15th century Sufi monks used coffee to help them pray, dance and pursue what mattered most to them - a connection with the divine, present in all creation.
When gazing into a collection of coffee beans, one can't help but notice the spectrum of colors - from pale beige to rich, velvety black. It's not just an aesthetic charm; these colors serve as an indicator of the coffee's flavor profile and the process it's undergone.