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Coffee Body

Body is the weight of the coffee that can best be sensed by allowing the coffee to rest on the tongue and by rubbing the tongue against the roof of the mouth.  Coffee body ranges from thin, to light, to heavy and is a result of the fat content.  The viscosity, however, results from proteins and fibers in the brew (Lingle, 4).  Medium and dark coffee roast styles will have a heavier body than lighter roasted coffees, but conversely will have less acidity.

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