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The Coffee Taster's Flavor Wheel - English (Digital Version)

The Coffee Taster's Flavor Wheel - English (Digital Version)



You will receive a PDF file sized 8.5 X 11" (U.S. Letter size).  The file provided will be password protected. At this time, we do not allow for printing of this file larger than the size provided and this is intended for personal digital use or reprinting in the size provided only.  If you are interested in ordering a custom sized print, please contact

Size is 8.5 X 11)

Originally published in 1995, one of the most iconic resources in the coffee industry, the Coffee Taster’s Flavor Wheel, has been the industry standard for over two decades. In 2016, this valuable resource was updated in collaboration with World Coffee Research (WCR). The foundation of this work, the World Coffee Research Sensory Lexicon, is the product of dozens of professional sensory panelists, scientists, coffee buyers, and roasting companies collaborating via WCR and SCA. This is the largest and most collaborative piece of research on coffee flavor ever completed, inspiring a new set of vocabulary for industry professionals.

*A portion of every flavor wheel poster and digital file sold goes towards supporting the important work being done by World Coffee Research. 

The Coffee Taster's Flavor Wheel by SCA and WCR (©2016) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.  Please review the license terms carefully to ensure that your intended use of this digital file meets license requirements. 


Translation Requests

It is SCAA’s goal to provide translated versions of the Flavor Wheel to our major areas of membership around the world.   Currently, we offer the Flavor Wheel poster in the following languages:

·        English

·        Spanish

·        Korean

·        Traditional and Simplified Chinese

·        Portuguese

·        German

·        French


Italian and French versions are currently being developed.  All translation development work must be led by the SCA, and goes through a review process to ensure accurate translations.  If you would like to request that a language be considered for a future poster please contact  Trade restrictions between the U.S. and Iran prohibits SCA from developing a Farsi language poster at this time for distribution in Iran, and also from authorizing any licensing options for Iranian distribution.  Per the Creative Commons license carried by the Flavor Wheel, unauthorized translations of the poster may not be distributed.


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