A taste sensation - Lindt Excellence and Coffee

How to taste

With coffee's abundance of flavour characteristics and so many delicious Lindt Excellence varieties to discover, the potential for wonderful coffee and chocolate combinations is endless. Here are some handy hints on how to perform your own coffee and chocolate tasting.

Smell

Firstly savour all the aromas and flavours.

Smell the coffee and take in the delectable aroma. Take a small piece of chocolate and savour the aroma, then let it melt slowly in your mouth. To fully appreciate the chocolate’s scent, make sure you inhale through your mouth and out through your nose – this allows for the flavours and aromas to fully penetrate your senses. Think about the aroma, the texture, the length of time it takes to melt. When you have finally swallowed the chocolate, consider the flavour and how long it lingers.

Taste

Take a sip of coffee and note how the flavours combine with the chocolate. Do the flavours and aromas complement or contradict each other? Perhaps one releases more detectable flavours from the other?

For a different experience, take a sip of coffee and let the warm coffee melt a piece of chocolate in your mouth.

Try lots of combinations of different coffee and chocolate until you discover your favourite pairing.