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Balance is an adjective used to describe how aspects of a coffee compliment each other.
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What is balance in coffee?

To the average coffee drinker, balance may seem like a bit of a black box. If this is you, just think about it like a two-sided scale. You won’t them both to be even and balance together. This is the same when drinking coffee. If a coffee is too bitter or too astringent, it will just seem ‘off’.

The coffee flavor wheel can help understand balance. If a particular coffee is not overloaded in one area, the coffee might be considered balanced.