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What is body in coffee?

This post will be divided into two parts. The first covering the investigation of the term ‘body’ itself, and the second will include a peek into the world of sensory science and how we test for differences in ‘body’ between coffee samples.  One of the core concepts used to describe the flavours of coffee is ‘body’. But what is it…

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The Concept of Quality pt. 2

Coffee quality is an extremely elusive concept, despite the rigorous quality scoring protocol of the Speciality Coffee Association. What is quality really, and to whom? Coffee quality has over many years been evaluated by a strict grading protocol, using expert judges to score the quality of certain product attributes. However, these types of grading protocols require extensive training of a…

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Roasting Conditions and Coffee Flavor

  The newly published article on Roasting Conditions and Coffee Flavor reflects the process of deep contemplation over the roasting process and how the modulation of it affects flavor as pervieved by the coffee expert and consumer. We have been looking into the magnitude of significance of different aspects which is new and useful of both product development and education…

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Milk for Coffee

Scientific exploration of Milk for Coffee has been a hobby for Morten since 2003 where he first started his interest for coffee. His first appearance with a presentation in milk was on Iceland in 2004 where he presented a model of understanding cappuccino foam merging organic foam theory with milk chemistry. This work led to several smaller research projects on…

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Quality does not sell itself

Great to have you here! In this blogpost I want to share some background for the studies we did on Behavioral Economics as there was a lot of things going on that lead to the studies that the are now published in The British Food Journal (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1108/BFJ-03-2016-0127), Cafe Europa Magazine (September 2016) and Reco (https://youtu.be/3Jb03RWYrQ4). The first study we did…

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Sensory Science and Common Business Practises

Last Wednesday CoffeeMind held a presentation at Square Mile Coffee Roasters in London. The presentation focused on quality control and how to improve sensory skills. It was presented by Ida Steen, MSc of Sensory Science from Department of Food Science in Copenhagen, and Morten Münchow, Lecturer at Food Science at the University of Copenhagen, this two-hour presentation inspired the participants to take…

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