Do you love coffee and look forward to enjoying a cup, but you wish you had a better appreciation for the multitude of subtle taste differences and experiences? Then you need to develop a more refined coffee palate. So what does coffee with an earthy flavour taste like?
Earthy Flavor Coffee
- The aroma is characteristic of fresh earth, wet soil, or raw potatoes. While not necessarily a negative factor, earthiness may be caused by moulds during the processing harvested coffee cherries. Earthy notes, for example, are commonly found in semi-dry processed coffees from Indonesia.
- Earthy – An aroma of fresh earth or wet soil. It can be considered both good and bad but sometimes refers to the presence of different types of mould.
- Earthy is a flavour term with some ambivalence, used positively in some cases, and negatively in others.: Usually, if we use the time dirty, ground or swampy, we are implying a negative earth flavour, but earthy itself in is a positive assertion. Earthy in a Central America wet-process coffee is NOT a positive term, though, since it is out of character and does not fit the
I roasted the same bean (and still have some three # of these big green babies…) a couple of weeks ago, and I didn’t find it “earthy”. It was rather good and what made it not excellent was probably the handling of my new Huky 500 roaster.
What I tasted with this bean was a bit of what I expected, i.e. mature fruit and citrus notes. Nothing too heavy.
In general, I think that a freshly roasted coffee does have all the characteristics there, but like a good stew, it will benefit from a day or two in the fridge… The fresh coffee seems to have the tastes going quite sharp in different directions, whereas the same coffee after 5-7 days has those same tastes more collected. In short, a very fresh tends to be a bit sharp. Earthiness is not a characteristic which will fade away, though.