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What Is Mixology and How Does It Apply to Coffee?

Mixology, have you heard of this term? If your answer is no, don't worry, it's normal. This word is relatively new and implies knowledge of mixing, as its etymological components say.

In this article, we want to explore its meaning and applications fully so that you have a better idea of ​​#mixology and how this practice has been recently adopted by #baristas and experts when brewing a coffee.

Mixology consists of the delicate art of mixing drinks, a term that originated in the cocktail universe and the preparation of spirits. As you surely know, there are as many cocktails as there are cultures and flavors. The infinity of combinations that can be made in this art is abhorrent, and even that is one of its virtues and difficulties in learning to master it.

You're wondering what this has to do with coffee, right? Calm down, we're going there.

In recent years, it has been seen that coffee has a unique value in the preparation of cocktails and alcohol-based beverages. Bitter taste, sweetness, acidity, intense aroma and, of course, energy content have been obvious and important variables that those immersed in the world of cocktails have seen as virtues in #coffee. For this reason, coffee has become a friend, additive and even the protagonist of many recipes prepared in bars, nightclubs and, of course, in businesses specializing in coffee.

This practice created a new taste in consumers for innovative formats for drinking coffee and therefore created new needs that baristas had to adapt to by reinventing their products and presentation styles; in this way, to align its offer with the demand many people demand: coffee-based drinks.

. Not at all! Mixology is almost a science that seeks harmony between the components of a preparation. What determines whether a mixologist is good or bad is his ability to harmonize them, to put them into dialogue. When combining one and another ingredient, you must know the flavors, textures and results. And above all, you have to be curious and extremely creative so that new inventions emerge every day that you can innovate and impress those who try your recipes.


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