03 Aug '18, 11pm
The Coffee Sensorium By Fabiana Carvalho: A Revolution Of Flavor Perception
Fabiana Carvalho is the Brazilian post-doctorate researcher behind The Coffee Sensorium , a project that aims to bring knowledge on multisensory perception of flavor to the world of specialty coffee. A lot of multisensory research has been done on flavor perception of other drinks, such as wine and beer, and so it is already known that certain attributes of the container, such as shape, color, and weight, have a significant effect on flavor perception of chemically complex beverages. Carvalho’s project is investigating how these well-known effects apply to specialty coffee. Right now, she is expecting to be able to match a certain coffee container to the correct flavor profile—just as we already have different types of glasses that match the different types of wine or beer.