Many people can’t stand the taste of the coffee. If coffee is an acquired taste, how to develop a taste for coffee? Read on to find out.

What do fine wine, green vegetables and coffee have in common?

Give up?

All three have a reputation for being an acquired taste! Yep, even coffee can take time to adjust to. 

Wondering how to develop a taste for coffee? You’ve come to the right place. Read below for a few key strategies on how to develop a taste for coffee.

How To Develop A Taste For Coffee

Millions of people all over the world start their day with a cup of coffee. However, there is a select group that despite wanting to be a part of this coffee club have never found coffee appealing.

Well if you are one of those people, the tips below may help you develop your palate and start enjoying coffee.

  1. Try Different Origins and Roasts

If you are still relatively new to coffee drinking, it is important to understand that not all coffee is created equal. And one person’s preference may not align with yours. That’s why it’s good practice to try coffee from several different regions, or origins.

Countries like Brazil, Columbia, and Switzerland export billions of dollars worth of coffee a year. Each of these countries had a unique process to growing coffee beans which results in a diverse flavor profile.

The “roast” of the coffee is typically categorized as light, medium, or dark roast. Dark roasts tend to have bolder flavors, while light roasts are more subtle. Try all three and see if there is one you prefer!

Along with different origins and roasts, you may find that you prefer coarse ground coffee or fine ground coffee. Give both a try and see what differences you notice. 

  1. Add Milk and Sugar 

Adding milk or sugar to your coffee can mute the traditional powerful taste of coffee. Add your favorite type of milk, or milk substitute (almond, soy, etc.) and you will immediately notice the change in flavor. 

There are also coffee creamers, typically flavored, that many people find a delicious addition to a basic cup of black coffee.

You can also add a spoonful or two of sugar to sweeten up the traditionally bitter cup of coffee. 

Over time you may be able to reduce the amount of milk or sugar and still be pleased with the taste.

  1. Explore Various Preparations

The device used to prepare coffee can have a difference in how the coffee smells and tastes. A traditional coffee pot brews different coffee than a french press or a drip coffee. 

If you have typically used the same preparation, try a new one! You might be surprised at the outcome.

You can also try an iced preparation of coffee which has a unique profile to hot coffee.

Test, Taste, Enjoy

Hopefully, this has helped you learn new strategies on how to develop a taste for coffee. The more diversity in your tastes tests, the better!

It may take time and a lot of cups of coffee, but it will be worth it!

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