Balance? The phrase “balanced” refers to coffee with a pleasant flavor complex enough to be intriguing without being overpowered by a single attribute. (as opposed to overshadowing, overwhelming, and overpowering). When evaluating coffee during the cupping procedure, the phrase “balancing” is frequently employed.
A cup of coffee with “excellent balance” (healthy balance) usually has all of the basic taste characteristics, such as body, fragrance, flavor, acidity, bitterness, sweetness, aftertaste, and so on. As a result, it is not balanced in terms of a particular flavor characteristic, and it is certainly free of flavor flaws or defects (taste flaw/flavor defect).