This is a combination of taste (sweet, sour, bitter, salty
and pungent) and aroma - or nose. This is where a fine coffee can
truly stand out as an elegant, and even forceful, expression of place
terroir. The judge must determine whether a coffee's flavor profile is
merely generic or a genuine expression of terroir brought out by the
care of the harvester and the skill of the processor. For example, a
slightly off - fruity flavor determined by the fermenting process may
be pleasant for many but it is a reproducible flavor the world over.