Featured Report: This resource explores the gender inequality that exists in coffee, creating inefficiencies in the value chain. Developed by the Sustainability Council, this paper asserts that the specialty coffee industry has a tremendous opportunity to minimize the gender gap in agriculture to the benefit of our specialty coffee supply and our suppliers.



Originally published in 1995, the Coffee Taster's Flavor Wheel—one of the most iconic resources in the coffee industry—has been the industry standard for over two decades. In 2016, this valuable resource was updated in collaboration with World Coffee Research (WCR). The foundation of this work, the World Coffee Research Sensory Lexicon, is the product of dozens of professional sensory panelists, scientists, coffee buyers, and roasting companies collaborating via WCR and SCAA. This is the largest and most collaborative piece of research on coffee flavor ever completed, inspiring a new set of vocabulary for industry professionals.



The Coffee Taster's Flavor Wheel can be purchased in the SCAA Store. Click here to get your poster today!


Digital files of the Coffee Taster’s Flavor Wheel are now available in Chinese (Simplified & Traditional), Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish languages at the new and improved SCAA Store! Posters will debut at the SCAA Expo in Atlanta, GA and will be available online after the event. To get your digital version of the Coffee Taster's Flavor Wheel, please click here.


The original version of the poster, what will certainly be a collector's piece, is still available to purchase for a limited time. Purchase Flavor Wheel (1995):




The Coffee Taster's Flavor Wheel is licensed for use under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). The only exception to the non-commercial use term is that the Flavor Wheel may be used within a book, with attribution per the terms of the License, so long as the book isn't primarily about the Flavor Wheel. For more information pertaining to book publishing, please contact Tara Smith at tsmith@scaa.org. For more information about the Creative Commons License pertaining to the Flavor Wheel, please click here.



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The Coffee Taster's Flavor Wheel by SCAA and WCR (©2016) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.