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ONE LOOK IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

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Coffee is subject to the same kind of rigorous analysis of taste, texture, and aroma as a fine wine might be. But while you may have a passing familiarity with snooty wine terms, enough to guess about the hints of blackberry or the leathery bouquet, you may not be able to fake your way through a conversation about high-end coffee quite as easily.


Here is a step by step guide that will help you to have an amazing coffee experience.


VISUAL ANALYSIS 
OF ESPRESSO COFFEE


A glance is enough to size up a coffee. The colour, thickness and persistence of the cream reveal more than you think.


How to achieve the perfect tasting session…


STEP 1


PREPARE  YOURSELF: TAKE A SIP OF WATER
LOOK CAREFULLY AT THE ESPRESSO BEFORE TAKING THE FIRST SIP

1. LOOK  AT THE CREAM OF THE ESPRESSO, ASSESS ITS COLOUR


The colour of the cream of an espresso coffee can range from medium brown (“monk’s habit” brown) to beige, as a result of the coffee blend used (whether there is a prevalence of Arabica or Robusta beans) and the barista’s skills in using the coffee machine to brew the best coffee.


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DARK BROWN NUANCE

This nuance is usually produced by blends with a prevalence of Robusta beans (the less valuable of the two varieties), or when the beans have been roasted for too long or the coffee has been incorrectly prepared by the barista.


Robusta-beans

HAZELNUT WITH REDDISH STREAKS
This is the ideal colour of an espresso, the colour of PELLINI TOP. It indicates a blend that is 100% made of superior quality Arabica beans, and which has been roasted carefully and meticulously, prepared within the right time, at the right temperature and with correct amount of ground coffee.


Robusta-beans

BEIGE This indicates that the coffee has been prepared incorrectly.


 

2. LOOK AT THE CREAM OF THE ESPRESSO, ASSESS ITS CONSISTENCY AND PERSISTENCE

Consistency refers to the density of the cream. Persistence refers to how long it lasts.The ideal espresso has a thick cream, with a dense texture that is a few millimeters thick.


 

 

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