Coffee has dozens of flavors. In order to pull the coffee flavors out correctly it is essential to find a good roast profile as well as to pick the perfectly matching brewing method and the great brew recipe. Not to forget about water we use for brewing. Coffee flavor wheel is an excellent tool to explain the flavor sensation.
Out of the several ways you can make flavour pairing with coffee, we will now talk about two of them: coffee as an ingredient and coffee served with a perfect match. Coffee is delicious on its own but flavour pairing it perfectly with sweet or savory can lift them both to another level. Check my tips what to consider when flavour pairing coffee!
Coffee and chocolate are often compared thanks to the overlap between their growing regions and the similarities in flavor notes. Both coffee and cacao share a huge flavor profile; over 600 aromatic compounds in cacao and more than 1000 in coffee! Let’s dig into more similarities and differences between the two gorgeous plants!