Coffee, one of the most popular drinks in the world, is not only delicious, but also beneficial to the body.
The taste of a cup of coffee is affected by countless factors. Variety, place of origin, treatment method,
baking degree, water quality, water temperature, production method... After many years of hard work,
your coffee taste can not be discounted because of a cup, because the shape of the coffee cup will also
affect the taste of the coffee.
A good cup of coffee not only requires good beans and a sophisticated extraction method, but a coffee cup
is also a crucial supporting role. Choosing the right cup, a cup of coffee can make a perfect appearance.
See if you have chosen the perfect outfit for your coffee?
A study by the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom shows that coffee cups of different shapes can affect the taste of coffee.
Laboratory researchers recruited more than 300 volunteers from Colombia, the United Kingdom, and China.
They are between the ages of 17 and 60. They are basically men and women. They use eight different sizes of cups
to taste coffee and taste the bitterness. , taste, concentration, temperature, etc., and price coffee.
The results show that a taller mug will make the coffee more sweet; the coffee in the "skinny" cup is more bitter than the "fat" cup.
In addition, the shape of the cup will also affect people's willingness to consume. People use a higher, "fat" cup to drink hot drinks,
and people are more willing to pay.
As a result, researchers published a report in Food Quality and Preference, saying that people feel that the coffee in the short cups is
more bitter because they subconsciously think that there will be more milk or water in the high cups, "fat". The difference between
thin and thin cups is the same. In addition, tall cups or "fat" cups may make it easier to let out bitterness.
Another Australian study found that even the same coffee, but with different colors of coffee cups,
you can feel the different degrees of coffee bitterness.
George Van Doorn, a professor of psychology at the Australian Commonwealth University, has invited dozens
of people to experiment with transparent, white and blue coffee cups and put the same coffee for the testers to try.
The study found that the white coffee cup is more sensitive than the transparent coffee cup, which makes the coffee
liquid darker. It will feel that the cup of coffee has a high concentration and it will be bitter to drink. The coffee in the
blue cup passes through the blue. The color contrast with the color of the coffee liquid will make people feel that the
color of the coffee liquid is relatively light, and then the cup of coffee will be low in concentration and will not be very bitter to drink.
The contrast between different colors and coffee can affect people's feelings.
Coffee cups on the market generally have ceramic cups, glasses, and plastic cups.
Different materials, whether it is on the taste or on their own, have a certain impact.
A good cup can make the coffee flavor vivid, but a bad cup will ruin a good cup of coffee.
1) Porcelain cup: The most common coffee utensils. There are white porcelain, bone china and so on.
The surface is smooth, the texture is light, the color is soft, and the glaze can be applied with different colors
and patterns. Among them, bone china is light and thin. Porcelain cups are the most widely used.
For fine coffee, white porcelain cups are the best for observing the color concentration of coffee liquid.
2) Pottery cup: burned with clay, the surface is relatively rough, strong texture, quite simple and meditation.
The favorite of coffee players who pursue culture and history. The disadvantage is that the coffee scale is relatively
easy to adhere to the cup surface, which is not good for cleaning.
3) Glass: transparent, double-layer glass has a better insulation effect. And use it to hold espresso and latte,
macchiato and other fancy coffee, can show the layering of coffee.
4) Plastic cup: coffee temperature is usually high, when drinking coffee in plastic, paper cup, the smell of the cup is
very likely to destroy the original taste of coffee, affecting the taste of coffee. The harmful substances contained in
these materials will also be released to harm health, and they are not very environmentally friendly.
2. The mouth of cup:
There are two types of coffee cups: wide mouth cups and straight mouth cups. For two types of coffee cups of
the same material and different shapes, the coffee flavor you feel is different. The shape of the cup mouth affects
the first contact between the coffee and the taste buds at the entrance, which determines which flavor of the coffee
is the first to get in touch with you.
1) Wide mouth cup: As the name suggests, the cup will be expanded to the outside, relatively open. This also allows
coffee to better reach the wider taste buds, allowing your tongue to feel the full flavor of coffee, especially the acid flavor experience.
2) Straight cup: That is the cup mouth is perpendicular to the tabletop, the coffee entrance is more concentrated,
and it directly contacts the sweet zone and the middle zone, and the taste is more balanced.
3. The thickness of the cup wall:
1) Thick cup wall: more conducive to heat preservation, more suitable for drinking latte or cappuccino and other fancy coffee.
2) Thin cup wall: has a more delicate entrance touch, more suitable for drinking single items, can feel the different flavors of
coffee displayed from different temperatures from hot to cold.
4. Coffee capacity:
1) Small coffee cups up to 100 ml: mostly used in Italian espresso, such as Espresso.
2) 200 ml coffee cup: mostly used for single product coffee.
3) Large coffee cup of more than 3,300 ml: used to hold fancy coffee with more milk foam, such as latte.
Regardless of the choice of coffee or coffee cup, don't forget the warm cup before drinking.
If the cup is cool, it will affect the taste of the coffee, of course, except ice coffee.
The pleasure of taste of coffee, in addition to the coffee itself, depends on the overall beauty.
A finely crafted, delicately carved coffee cup and saucer, carrying a rich and elegant hand-made coffee,
with a piece of dessert, I think this is the meaning of slow life!
How many raw beans can you become a good bean after you have experienced it.
Have you chosen a suitable suit for your coffee?