Are we now talking about coffee, like people talk about wine?
- 31 January 2018
For those of us that like the odd glass of wine, we’d probably be able to tell people the types of wine we like. At the most basic whether it’s red or white, or even rosé. We could probably tell people we like an Argentinian Malbec, or maybe a Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. It might be that we have favourite vineyards or regions. For many years coffee drinkers probably wouldn’t be able to say the same. The most we might tell someone is that we like a cappuccino over a latte. However, with the Third Wave of Coffee truly upon us, this is very much changing. Just like wine, coffee is produced from a fruit, although it’s the bean that’s used opposed to the natural juices, and just as with vineyards and grapes, the location coffee farm s and variety of fruit, can all have a significant influence on the flavour of the coffee we drink. As a consequence, coffee aficionados are now able to tell you they prefer roasts from Colombia, or a coffee made from the ‘Red Bourbon’ variety.
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