Gratitude Gourmet has featured a variety of wine tasting events, and it's been fun to partake in blind tastings and discover the diversity of 'terroir' flavor profiles. I've written about Peets coffee in the past, and I really enjoy the Uzuri African Blend, which is shown in this picture. Many of my Readers have also become addicted to it :-) Here's some great news!
Peets wins United Nations Association Global Citizen Award!
Congrats to Peets!
Have you ever tried a Coffee Tasting?
Recently, I've been experimenting with Peets' Sumatra and Columbia coffees as well, and enjoying the flavor profiles of the different 'terroirs'.
Do you want to have your own Coffee Tasting?
If you're doing a coffee tasting, you can use Press Pots to keep the individual flavors intact.
Next you want to pick your coffees. Peets offers a Coffee selector page that provides Region, Description, Liveliness, and Body information which can help you find a coffee.
Step 1: Smell the Coffee
Start by smelling the coffee when it's freshly ground, then smell the brewed coffee to compare the two aromas. Besides the obvious coffee smell, what does each aroma remind you of? A plant or flower? Wood? Earth? Use your nose to give your mouth a preview and leave your mind wide open.
Step 2: Taste the Coffee
Get the fullest flavor by slurping the brew. Take the coffee into your mouth so that it spreads evenly over the entire surface of your tongue and reaches all your taste buds at once. It is important to taste both at drinking temperature and again as it cools to detect flavor distinctions.
Step 3: Compare Coffees
Taste several different coffees side by side showcasing the uniqueness of each. Change tasting order to uncover additional flavors. Take your time, taste and taste again and enjoy the nuances of each coffee.
If you're interested in having Food Pairings with your coffee, you can try non-dairy coffee cake, cheesecake, and chocolate!
Here's a Coffee Cake Recipe you can use along with a Video on how to make it!
What's your favorite?
What coffee or food pairing is your favorite, please share what worked for you...and what didn't! Cheers!