LEARN TO SPEAK COFFEE LINGO
We've chosen a handful of coffee-related words that are important for you to understand. Some of these are often misused, or just not as familiar, but still important!
Not the esophagus eroding stuff, but rather a pleasant tartness, snap, or twist akin to the snap of a fresh apple or a dry white wine. Generally found in coffees grown at higher elevations. Also known as "brightness or crispness".
The physical sense of coffee in the mouth. Heaviness, richness, and thickness or texture may be felt on the back of the tongue. Generally, coffees grown at lower altitudes tend to be a bit heavier in body than higher grown coffees which tend to be higher in acidity.
A tasting term applied to a coffee for which no single characteristic overwhelms the others, yet the coffee displays sufficient complexity to be interesting.