contact

Use the form on the right to contact me.

You can edit the text in this area, and change where the contact form on the right submits to, by entering edit mode using the modes on the bottom right. 

Name *
Name


Guelph, ON
Canada

Grizzly Bear Coffee is a small coffee roaster in Guelph, roasting coffee in small batches using fair trade, organic green beans from around the world using sustainable energy.

My aim is have a coffee resource in Guelph that is personal, friendly and as fresh as can be.

Exploring the tastes of coffee

Blog

Grizzly Bear Coffee is Joe Harrison, a coffee roaster in Guelph, roasting coffee slowly, in small batches using fair trade, organic green beans from around the world using sustainable energy. My aim is have a coffee resource in Guelph that is personal, friendly and as fresh as can be. 

 

Exploring the tastes of coffee

Grizzly Bear Coffee

We all know and love the taste of coffee. But as your palette becomes more refined you can taste subtle difference in each cup.  Counter Culture Coffee has done a great job explaining in great detail the many flavours of coffee.Here's a few things you will taste:


Acidity. A nicely tangy, sharp, wine-like note that’s more prevalent in lighter roasts. Despite the name, it doesn’t have anything to do with actual pH levels, which always hover around 5 or 6 in coffee.

Bitterness. Generally undesirable in coffee, except in low doses. Extra dark or over-extracted roasts will usually have this note.

Sweetness. Indicates the amount of sucrose or fructose in the coffee, which taste like chocolate, fruit, or caramel.

Sourness. Similar to, but not quite the same as acidity. Acidity is a good thing, but sour notes are more harsh and biting, like tasting vinegar.

Body. How the coffee feels in your mouth — thick like whole milk, or thin like water — plus any aftertaste it leaves. If your mouth feels uncomfortably dry after a couple sips, that coffee is called astringent, which is a bad thing.