Coffee: “Flavor Begins With The Eyes”

Bradley Hasemeyer and Shannon Richards from The List Show take us through the proper steps for coffee inspection. Check out my summary below of the science behind a great cup of joe.


  • Q Graders—the “sommeliers of coffee” —learn to inspect the beans first to check for bugs and other problems, and then with their sense of smell to judge the scents
  • They sniff out the 36 top aromas from over 1000 different fragrances that can be discovered in coffee
  • They then taste test for any acidic notes; all dependent on the fruit flavors they can detect

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