A Step-by-Step Guide to tasting Coffee with Chocolate

Artisanal coffee pairings

With coffee’s abundance of flavour characteristics and so many delicious Lindt EXCELLENCE flavours to try, the potential for wonderful coffee and chocolate combinations is endless.

Be sure to fully embrace each step on the sensory journey. This includes the look of the packaging, the sound it makes as you unwrap it, the first aroma that escapes once it is open.

Next, take your cup of coffee and sip some of the liquid from a teaspoon, making sure the liquid sprays equally around your mouth so all the different notes can be detected.

Sniff the chocolate and savour the aroma before breaking off a diamond, listening for the snap. Take a small piece and 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 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.

Immediately take another sip of coffee and note how the flavours combine with the chocolate you have just tasted. Do the flavours and aromas complement or contradict each other? Perhaps one releases more detectable flavours from the other?