Legend says that the most important gift Ethiopia has given the world is coffee and the world has since responded by making coffee the second most traded commodity in the world behind oil. Thanks to a goat farmer who noticed that his goats lost sleep at night from eating berries from a unique tree the world has been able to build social activities around public coffee houses since the 15th century. The Dutch have been attributed with coining the name koffie and it has caught on ever since.
Coffee provides a complex blend of different flavors that provide consumers enjoyment throughout the day. These flavors create a range of sensory experiences based on a variety of factors like coffee type, blend of coffee beans, geographical source, roasting method, extraction and method of preparation.
Coffee aroma descriptors can include flowery, nutty, smoky, herby and fruity while taste descriptors span from acidity, bitterness, sweetness, saltiness to sourness.