Blind Taste Test of Brewing Methods
October 13, 2010 1:08 PM Subscribe
Has anyone ever heard of a blind taste test for coffee preperation methods?
posted by sourbrew to food & drink (11 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My roomate and I have had quite a few conversations about his coffee predilections. Brewing coffee now requires 3 pots in our house. An electric kettle, a pour over kettle, and a chemex.
I'm pretty certain this produces no noticeable difference in flavor in comparison with a drip machine however I am unable to find any brewing method blind taste tests online. Ideally it would be the same bean prepared in 4 or 5 different ways. Vacuum Pot, Pour Over, Chemex, Mr. Coffee Style Drip, French Press, or Percolator.
In general I think the only brewing method that one would be able to detect is french press, and then only because of the presence of grounds in the coffee. If it was filtered prior to being served I would wager the taste would be indistinguishable.
I realize with coffee purists this is a bit of heresy, but I am not interested in opinions only cold hard facts. Even if you are absolutely sure you can taste the hard work put in. My guess is that unless you are a supertaster, or have spent a LOT of time trying to learn the flavor profiles of each method, that people will not be able to accurately distinguish between them.
My google-fu has failed me, but perhaps some of you mefites have looked into this and can point me in the right direction.