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Coffee

The aroma or flavour of coffee in a wine is relatively easy to recognise. However, it is a complex flavour profile of hundreds of different aromatic substances. Similar to wine, it depends on the variety, soil type and weather conditions during the growth of the coffee plant how the special flavours of the coffee bean develop. The name coffee is derived from the Arabic "qahwa" (stimulating drink), which, interestingly enough, was originally also used for wine.

Kaffee - Bohnen

The flavour spectrum ranges from sweet to bitter and salty to sour, with floral, smoky, spicy, roasted, medicinal, burnt and pungent tones, as well as a variety of aromas including citrus, cocoa, berry, vanilla, coconut and onion. There is also a special flavour wheel for coffee, which is very similar to that of wine. Despite this variety, the typical basic coffee flavour is retained.

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