A negative flavor attribute often encountered in coffees that have been stored for long periods in jute bags.
A pleasing combination of primary taste sensations.
Used to describe the drum or roasting compartments of a sample roaster, as in, "we have a super sweet vintage 5-barrel Probat."
More accurately, the coffee seed, or endosperm, found at the center of the coffee cherry or fruit.
A market condition in which the prices follow a downward trend.
A mill where coffee is processed--either wet processing or dry-milling or both.
In Brazil, coffee that has been hulled, but not yet milled or graded for export.
The price or market level at which a roaster agrees to purchase coffee.
A mixture of two or more coffees and/or roast profiles.
A term used to describe coffee that is a useful component in a blend. Blenders are selected for some combination of neutrality, value, or unique flavor attributes.
The interaction between hot water and freshly ground coffee will cause the coffee grounds to release carbon dioxide gas trapped inside the bean during the roasting process. Freshly roasted coffee will release more gas and consequently have a larger bloom than roasted coffee that has been sitting around for awhile.
Body is used to describe the richness a coffee possesses. It is determined by the amounts of bean fiber particles and insoluble proteins present in the cup.
Bill of Lading. A document which issued by the carrier to the shipper. It is a receipt of the Goods describing the cargo, weight and number of packages. It is proof of the contract of carriage, and is a document of title on the goods.
A variety of Coffea Arabica often prized for its cup characteristics. Bourbon was first developed by the French on the island of Bourbon (present day Reunion) where it was first introduced in 1715 and subsequently into Latin America and East Africa. Also, a tasty beverage.
Brightness is used to describe the level of acidity in coffee. Generally described in terms of fruit tones.
A market condition in which the prices follow an upward trend.