01 Sep '12, 8am

@beerlytweeting Coffee & Chocolate Pairing Time to diversify?

@beerlytweeting Coffee & Chocolate Pairing Time to diversify?

brewed up two coffees on a Hario V60—a Colombia, Omar Viveros and a Kenya, Tegu roasted by Kaffa in Oslo . We were asked to draw a matrix that included the two coffees and the three different chocolates—Bailey’s Truffle, Crème Brûlée, and Raspberry Dream. After taking a nibble of a chocolate and a sip of a coffee, we would determine if the pairing highlighted the coffee, the chocolate, or if they combined perfectly. I was surprised to find that the sweetness of some chocolates made one coffee bitter, but not the other—while the Raspberry Dream made the fruit notes in the Kenya extraordinary.

Full article: http://www.dearcoffeeiloveyou.com/coffee-chocolate-pairing/

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