Coffee tasting wheel
More than hastily sipped morning fuel, carefully crafted coffee yearns to be sipped slowly and enjoyed. The flavors and aromas should be scrutinized, examined, and celebrated. Is that a bit of raspberry? No, blackberry. Yes, a hint of ash in the aroma, must have been cultivated in volcanic soil. Use this wheel as a reference the next time you sip your favorite brew (we suggest enjoying one of the local roasters mentioned in this issue). Let your cup rest a little—piping hot coffee needs time to cool slightly to allow the full notes of flavor to surface and permeate. Now, take a sip. Let the coffee linger, let it travel to the back of the tongue. Allow the tasting wheel to guide you towards finding what you prefer in a coffee and give you the language to describe it.
What do you taste? We’d love to know. Tell us and show us by sharing on social media, tag @edibleokc and use #edibleokccoffee.