Coffee Science

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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Umami isn’t a primary taste

Umami isn’t a primary taste

Umami isn’t a primary taste. It is not the same as bitter, salt, sour and sweet.

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Kruve Coffee Sifter Review

Kruve Coffee Sifter Review

There are many sieves for coffee but few match Kruve’s surface area, speed and efficiency with the likelihood of it not clogging, falling apart and making a mess of the counter and floor. We found the Kruve easier to handle than some other versions of coffee sifters with the gaskets attached to the screen and easily inserted into the metal holders - which was really pragmatic.

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