Take the Coffee Quiz – Find the Coffee Match That’s Right For You

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panama1A lot of my coffee education took place at the Fire Roasted Coffee Company in London, Canada.  I’ll never forget walking up to their “wall” of coffees from around the world, and being overwhelmed by the selection.  I didn’t know at the time that the world of coffee was so vast.  I was fortunate that a well-educated employee approached me with questions that helped him decide which coffees to recommend.

colombiaThe experience stayed with me.  I wondered how many other would-be coffee snobs encountered the same problem…so many options.

A few months later, my brother asked me if any kind of tool existed online that helped connect the coffee lover with the right coffee for them.  It reminded me of my own experience at Fire Roasted.

The Coffee Quiz was born!

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With a little input from the coffee drinker, I felt that intelligent suggestions could be made to help guide that person to coffees they should try based on their preferences.

Now that I am roasting my own coffee, I have been able to fine-tune the Coffee Quiz results even more.  Here is some help in how to answer the four different coffee questions in the Coffee Quiz

quizq1Think about the coffees you’ve really enjoyed.  Did they have the smoky flavor of a dark roast?  Or the brightness and variety of a lighter roast?  If you’re not sure, start in the middle.  You can always take the Coffee Quiz over again.

quizq2How heavy a “mouthfeel” do you enjoy in your coffee?  Compare it to milk – do you like the thin consistency of skim milk or the heavy almost syrupy body of whole milk?

quizq3Acidity is tricky and misunderstood.  Don’t think of acid as in pH content of coffee, or acid reflux (heartburn).  Think of it this way…a banana and a raspberry both have unique flavors, but which one has more “pop”?  If you answered raspberry, it’s the same concept behind acidity.  How much “pop” would you like in your coffee?  A lot can be too much, but not enough can be boring.

quizq4Here, I’ve tried to list all of the individual flavor accents that good coffee can offer.  Check off all the natural flavors that you would like in your coffee.

Go for it!  Try the Coffee Quiz and find the coffee match that’s right for you.

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