The cupping or flavor wheel is representation of the flavors found in the coffee bean. Location, weather, soil, bean age, tree age, drying method, roasting temperature, roasting time are all factors that can affect the flavors within the coffee bean, as well as coffee preparation methods. To really experience the flavors within Coffee Beans a “cupping” with a “Master Taster” or a visit to a Coffee Roastery is recommended. Cupping or coffee tasting is defined as the practice of observing the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee. There are many flavors possible within the coffee bean, check out the Flavor wheels for a complete review.
Here are multiple versions of the Coffee Taster’s Wheel:
Click Image to go to SCAA page to see a better quality version, learn about this wheel or purchase the posterized version of the updated 2016 Coffee Taster’s Flavor Wheel.
Source: Counter Culture Coffee.com
Other Coffee & Tea Diagrams we found helpful
Source: American Chemical Society
The American Chemical Society has an large copy of “Why-Does-Your-Coffee-Taste-and-Smell-Delicious” and other helpful posters on their website
Coffee Drinks Illustrated
For the Nespresso drinkers we found this Creative and informative Nespresso Flavor Wheel, but not on the Nespresso Website.
Tea Aroma Wheel
Click Image to go to ITMA webpage to see a better quality version, learn about this wheel or download the a larger quality version of the Tea Aroma Wheel.
Tea Processing Chart: Types of Teas
Source: World of Tea.org