Coffee Drinking and Emotions: Are There Key Sensory Drivers for Emotions?†
AbstractIn the past couple of decades the coffee market has exploded, and to remain competitive, it is important to identify the key drivers for consumer acceptance of coffee. This study expanded on the previous emotion study on a population of coffee drinkers in Manhattan, Kansas, USA and focused on identifying the sensory drivers of emotional responses elicited during the coffee drinking experience (CDE). A trained coffee panel performed a descriptive analysis of six coffee samples and identified the key sensory attributes that discriminated each coffee. Utilizing Partial Least Square Regression (PLSR), the descriptive data were then mapped with the emotion data to identify sensory drivers for eliciting the emotional responses. The sensory characteristics of dark roast coffee (roast–aroma and flavor, burnt–aroma and flavor, bitter, and body) might elicit positive-high energy feelings for this population of coffee users. Tobacco (flavor) and cocoa (aroma) may also be responsible for positive emotions (content, good, and pleasant). Citrus and acidity seemed to be negative sensory drivers as they induced the feeling of off-balance. Sensory descriptive data could be useful to describe emotion profiles elicited by coffee drinking, which could help the coffee industry create coffee products for different segments of coffee drinkers. View Full-Text
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Bhumiratana, N.; Wolf, M.; Chambers IV, E.; Adhikari, K. Coffee Drinking and Emotions: Are There Key Sensory Drivers for Emotions? Beverages 2019, 5, 27.
Bhumiratana N, Wolf M, Chambers IV E, Adhikari K. Coffee Drinking and Emotions: Are There Key Sensory Drivers for Emotions? Beverages. 2019; 5(2):27.Chicago/Turabian Style
Bhumiratana, Natnicha; Wolf, Mona; Chambers IV, Edgar; Adhikari, Koushik. 2019. "Coffee Drinking and Emotions: Are There Key Sensory Drivers for Emotions?" Beverages 5, no. 2: 27.
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