Coffee Vocab: BODY

In Coffee shops around the world and on coffee descriptions you might come across the world body, such as Vienna Coffee's Rich Mountain full bodied coffee blend. Body is the mouth feel and perceived viscosity of the coffee. As you swish different coffees around in your mouth some will feel "heavy" and some will feel "light." This sensation comes primarily from the amount of vegetable oils and fats in the brew and varies between types of coffee. Some brewing methods, such as the French Press, produce heavier-bodied coffee by allowing more coffee solids and oil into the brew.

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