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That neat and tidy map of tastes on the tongue you learned in school is all wrong

That neat and tidy map of tastes on the tongue you learned in school is all wrong

Our understanding of how taste information is carried from the tongue to the brain shows that individual taste qualities are not restricted to a single region of the tongue. There are two cranial nerves responsible for taste perception in different areas of the tongue: the glossopharyngeal nerve in the back and the chorda tympani branch of the facial nerve in the front. If tastes were exclusive to their respective areas, then damage to the chorda tympani, for instance, would take away one’s ability to taste sweet.

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Maps and Directions to the Calgary Campus

Maps and Directions to the Calgary Campus

Our Calgary location operates out of ECM Coffee Machines training facility. And, from time to time we will operate different courses, such as Coffee Roasting from satellite campuses within the city.  To reserve your spot in the class, registration can be completed online through the website only (please do not call ECM for bookings) Our Address: Canadian Barista & Coffee Academy - Calgary Campus 629 36 Ave NE Unit B, Calgary, AB T2E 2L8 Telephone: (587) 997-4584 Toll free phone: 888-405-9559 Driving Directions Map:  Taking Transit Maps You can plan your trip by bus and train by using the Calgary Transit website. Follow this...

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Maps and Directions to the Vancouver Campus

Maps and Directions to the Vancouver Campus

Our Vancouver location operates out of ECM Coffee Machines training facility. And, from time to time we will operate different courses, such as Coffee Roasting from satellite campuses within the city.  We have our own separate entrance which is located on the rear side of the building at 3711 1st Ave. Registration can be completed online through the Canadian Barista & Coffee Academy website only (please do not call ECM for bookings) Our Address: Canadian Barista & Coffee Academy - Vancouver Campus 3711 1st Avenue Burnaby, BC, V5C 3V6 Telephone: 604-409-3249 Toll free phone: 888-405-9559 Driving Directions Map:  Taking Skytrain Transit Maps Gilmore Skytrain...

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Umami isn’t a primary taste

Umami isn’t a primary taste

Apparently Umami isn’t a primary taste. Not the same as bitter, salt, sour and sweet. Umami is proposed to be reliant on sugar/salt receptors to be tasted. Lacking independence removes it from being a primary taste. And that fat is not a primary taste either because it doesn’t create a hedonic response.  How does this change your tasting of coffee? Should we be so concerned in trying to identify Umami when it is actually perceived through the Sugar and Salt pathway?  Read & Learn More from the published paper containing the research on  https://www.semanticscholar.org

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Scace - The Coffee Professional's Tool

Scace - The Coffee Professional's Tool

Click here to download the 2007 WBC Procedure for the Measurement of Brewing Water Temperature in Espresso Coffee Machines by Greg Scace et al. Check out the video on how to use the Scace device and its purpose.  This video will help you with questions: The effect of temperature and taste Machine engineering and taste What to look for when purchasing an Espresso Machine and more... Resources:  2005 WBC Procedure for the Measurement of Brewing Water Temperature in Espresso Coffee Machines by Gregory Scace or here on Home-Barista.com Loading…

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Great Rates to Stay nearby

Great Rates to Stay nearby

We have partnered with Hotels and AirBnb's that are close by. There is discounted pricing and in some cases breakfast and transportation is included. Make sure to read through all the info sheets to select accommodation that fits your needs. Nearby the Cafe Business and Barista Training Lab are: Accent Inn: info sheet Executive Suites Hotel & Resort: info sheet Two AirBnB Hosts offer preferred rates to our students. Follow this link to learn more. Nearby the Coffee Roasting Training Lab:  Holiday Inn: info sheet

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