Nerds, rejoice. Counter Culture’s Coffee Department has released a modified version of the Specialty Coffee Association of America‘s ubiquitous coffee flavor wheel. The original flavor wheel was developed in 1995 and, according to the SCAA website, is “a glossary of coffee terms based on sensory science and has become the standard that most cuppers today use in describing the coffee they buy and/or sell.”

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SCAA Flavor Wheel (SCAA)
SCAA Flavor Wheel (SCAA)

The new wheel comes with very useful guides for body as well as helpful adjectives and intensifiers for coffee.


In addition, CCC is developing a defect wheel (via Instagram):


Big, juicy versions of the wheels are available for free here.

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