Complexity of coffee flavor: A compositional and sensory perspective

Sunarharum, Wenny B., Williams, David J. and Smyth, Heather E. (2014) Complexity of coffee flavor: A compositional and sensory perspective. Food Research International, 62 315-325. doi:10.1016/j.foodres.2014.02.030


Author Sunarharum, Wenny B.
Williams, David J.
Smyth, Heather E.
Title Complexity of coffee flavor: A compositional and sensory perspective
Journal name Food Research International   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0963-9969
1873-7145
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.foodres.2014.02.030
Volume 62
Start page 315
End page 325
Total pages 11
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Subject 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Abstract For the consumer, flavor is arguably the most important aspect of a good coffee. Coffee flavor is extremely complex and arises from numerous chemical, biological and physical influences of cultivar, coffee cherry maturity, geographical growing location, production, processing, roasting and cup preparation. Not surprisingly there is a large volume of research published detailing the volatile and non-volatile compounds in coffee and that are likely to be playing a role in coffee flavor. Further, there is much published on the sensory properties of coffee. Nevertheless, the link between flavor components and the sensory properties expressed in the complex matrix of coffee is yet to be fully understood. This paper provides an overview of the chemical components that are thought to be involved in the flavor and sensory quality of Arabica coffee.
Keyword Aroma
Coffea arabica
Coffee
Flavor
Review
Sensory
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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