What’s your favourite coffee blend?
Some like it hot!
Coffee, in theory, is simple: hot, strong, and delicious. However, it is far more than this. With so much choice on the market, it can be almost impossible to decide which is your favourite coffee blend. Often a barista will fire off several different blends, all from exotic sounding locations, leaving you feeling perplexed.
How do you decide which is your favourite out of that myriad of choice? Or do you feebly decide if it’s hot and wet, it’ll do?
Here’s a few tips to help you to select your perfect coffee blend every time.
Blending coffee helps to give you, the consumer, more of what you actually want with no nasty after taste. The whole point of a blend is that it should enhance the flavours of the original beans. The result should be better than the originals. The key to a successful blend is subtle balance, making you want to come back for more.
A matter of taste
Coffee blends are all down to personal taste and you need to decide which flavours tantalise your tastebuds. Are you mild, medium or bold? If you like your coffee smooth and soft, a milder choice is best. Often these blends are less acidic and are gentle and less bitter on the palette.
Do you like to kick start your day with a powerful coffee punch? Then opt for a bold, dark blend. These are the strong and dominant blends. They fill your mouth with bursts of flavour.
If you feel you’re somewhere in between these two styles or you want a crowd pleaser, then settle on a medium blend. Medium blends offer a bit of both to please most.
Strength versus flavour
Perhaps you love the flavour of a particular coffee blend but find it just too strong. The easiest fix for this? Dilute the strength with more water. Don’t be afraid to ask your barista to do just that. After all, coffee drinking should be an enjoyable, relaxing pleasure, so make sure you drink it your way.