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#TheCoffeeSessions: Taste, Aroma & Flavour in Sensory Performance

The Speciality Coffee Association of Europe UK Chapter (SCAE-UK) and the International Coffee Organization (ICO) are pleased to present what promises to be a fascinating evening of investigation into the mechanisms of taste and smell.

  • Emma Sage, Coffee Science Manager at the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), will be discussing taste and threshold (ability to differentiate), especially relevant in context of the launch of the new SCAA Coffee Flavour Wheel and Lexicon.
  • Dr Simon Gane, surgeon and leading researcher into the science and mechanism of olfaction, will be discussing the latest theories of smell and looking at genetic variance, threshold and difference. This is an extremely rare opportunity to hear a fantastic speaker and leading scientist on this little understood subject.

Attendees will gain new insight into their own abilities to differentiate taste and smell, essential to anyone wishing to progress their sensory abilities.

We are truly excited about this session and hope to see you there. Tickets strictly limited – £10 for talks and tasting only, or £17 to include a craft beer and tasty snack at Kaffeine afterwards.


Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (BST) – Add to Calendar


International Coffee Organization – 22 Berners Street, London, W1T 3DD, United Kingdom