Coffee Flavor

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The overall impression in the mouth, including the origin character as well as tastes that come from the roast.: This is the overall impression in the mouth, including the above ratings as well as tastes that come from the roast.

There are 5 “Primary Tastes” groupings (Sour, Sweet ,Salty, Bitter, Savory (Umami) and many “Secondary Tastes,” as you can see on the Taster’s Flavor Wheel. As the primary category in taste evaluation (what coffee would you want to drink that smelled good and tasted awful?) it is of great importance. But in a sense the flavor impression is divided between this score AND the Finish/ Aftertaste score.

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