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Coffee Glossary

A AA - These capitalized letters on coffee bags are grade indicators and usually describe a bean that is larger than normal. Acidity - This term refers to the tartness of coffee and is one of the major categories used in professional coffee tasting. Along with flavor, body and aroma, acidity is helpful in determining the quality of a cup of coffee. When not used as a tasting standard, acidity can refer to the chemical pH present in coffee. American Roast - Coffee that has been roasted to a medium-brown color; most popular roast level in America. Americano/Caffé Americano - Espresso lengthened with hot water. Aquapulp - The process by which sticky fruit pulp, known as mucilage, is removed from...

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