Main Article Content
The Specialty Coffee Association Brewing Control chart has been used for the past 50 years, and is intended to assist the coffee brewer by stating the brew ratio and TDS (total dissolved solids) value needed to brew an “ideal” cup of coffee. Since coffee is a common and popular beverage that is consumed among populations ranging from children to elders, the objective of this study was to find out whether taste preferences in coffee vary based on age and whether these preferences match the current brewing control chart standard. Data collected in this study was based on a taste test with 32 total participants selected randomly. Of these participants, 10 fell into the 10-19 years old age range, 5 in the 20-29 range, 4 in the 30-39 range, 7 in the 40-49 range, and 6 in the 50-59 range. Based on the data from these respondents, no obvious trend between age range and coffee preference was observed; but, this is subject to change with larger sample sizes.Overall taste preferences, however, do generally fit the current standard ideal range on the coffee brewing control chart.
How to Cite
Xue, J. (2019). Study on Relationship Between Age and Coffee Preference: Application to Specialty Coffee Association Brewing Control Chart. Pelita Perkebunan (a Coffee and Cocoa Research Journal), 35(2), 131-139. https://doi.org/10.22302/iccri.jur.pelitaperkebunan.v35i2.381
Copyright (c) 2019 Pelita Perkebunan
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).