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Meaning of woody :


Woody: A taste fault giving the coffee beans a distinct, unpleasant wood-like character. Result of an almost complete loss of organic material in the green beans during storage. Makes coffee unsuitable for commercial purposes. Reminiscent of the odor of dry wood. The aroma and flavor of wood—think old pine or plywood—and a very dry mouthfeel. Generally a negative quality of old coffee although some coffees, e.g. from Yemen and Sumatra, have a touch of woodiness as part of their natural flavor profile.


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