There are endless flavour notes to coffee. You can practise observing these through a coffee tasting technique called coffee cupping. Paulig’s chief taster describes how to get started.
Preparing coffee in an ibrik was almost forgotten publicly, until professionals took interest in it again over a decade ago. Ibrik coffee has been made at home continuously in e.g. Russia and Turkey but underrated by many for not being very professional.
Pairing wine and food has been done for centuries. Fine dining restaurants have specific persons, usually called sommeliers, doing that job so why wouldn’t cafés do the same thing?
Paulig Chief Taster Marja Touri has noticed that consumers are demanding higher and higher quality in coffee. Paulig is determined to make sure that’s what they also get: if even a single batch was sent out to retail without quality assurance, Chief Taster Marja Touri wouldn’t be able to sleep at night.
How to pair coffee with food? What is the Flavour Wheel? The barista is the sommelier of the coffee world whose most important tool is the sense of taste. Utilising the sense of taste helps create coffee and food flavour pairings you can recommend for an even more pleasant customer experience.
Coffee has dozens of flavors. In order to pull the coffee flavors out correctly it is essential to find a good roast profile as well as to pick the perfectly matching brewing method and the great brew recipe. Not to forget about water we use for brewing. Coffee flavor wheel is an excellent tool to explain the flavor sensation.
Did you know that responsibility and sustainability are taken into account in every stage of the production chain of Paulig coffees? The barista can increase the value of coffee and promote the consumption of sustainable coffee by telling customers about coffee-related responsibility issues.
Have you ever wondered how does a coffee cherry tastes like? Is the coffee cherry similar to roasted coffee at all? Wonder no more! I will tell you all about the flavor of coffee cherry and how it should be eaten.
Out of the several ways you can make flavour pairing with coffee, we will now talk about two of them: coffee as an ingredient and coffee served with a perfect match. Coffee is delicious on its own but flavour pairing it perfectly with sweet or savory can lift them both to another level. Check my tips what to consider when flavour pairing coffee!
Bread with your morning coffee, so evident, yet – have you really tried flavor pairing it them? Being mindful about the bread as well as the coffee to create a perfect flavor pair? What is the texture, predominant flavors, temperature of the bread and time of the day? All of this is important in order to have a harmonious flavor pair. We’ll dig to main practices and tips for your own successful bread and coffee flavor pairing.
The reason why most of us practice meditation is that it helps us to find inner peace, improves perception, helps brain to rest, helps us to stay in the present moment and most of all perfects our sense of contentment as a whole. There is plenty of research about the positive effects of mediation towards comprehensive well-being of people. Researches show that meditation helps people to concentrate on the present moment and prevents dilution of thoughts. Dilution of thoughts had negative effect on learning new and fulfilling tasks.
Adding salt to your coffee cup, does it make your coffee taste any better? I've heard a rumour that people used to use salt in coffee to make it taste less bitter and I wanted to know whether it's true. Let's dig deeper into the magic of salt in coffee!