27 Mar '12, 12pm

it's not just a question of taste, did you know it? #espresso #coffee #illy

SMELL The gateway to taste . A first wave of aromas are released when the coffee reaches about 80°C (176°F) and is stirred, with pleasantly light notes of flowers and fruit, marked by jasmine and almond. A second aromatic wave comes after tasting, with hints of freshly baked bread and chocolate. If this kind of language invokes taste, well, that is precisely the idea. TASTE At around 65°C (149°F), the ideal temperature for tasting, an ideal espresso sports a deft, delicate balance of sweet, bitter and acidic. Take a tiny sip, and fullness takes center stage. Please hold the sugar, at least to start; let your palate experience espresso in pure form. TOUCH We literally feel food and drink on the tongue, making touch an important part of the culinary journey. We feel espresso’s body in its crema, the natural, lighter-brown layer on top that caresses the tongue: soft, velvety,...

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