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Sometimes, the various flavor descriptions of coffees, wines, or other foods, may seem overwhelming and unapproachable.
However, I believe a big part of being able to "taste", simply requires slowing down and paying attention. No doubt, some people's taste buds are more adept at tasting nuances but for many, it comes down to just being patient as described in the article below from the New York Times.
It isn't rocket science nor should it be. It's all about pleasure.
How to Be Mindful With a Cup of Coffee
“It would seem that meditating by coffee is an oxymoron,” says Gloria Chadwick, the author of “Zen Coffee: A Guide to Mindful Meditation.” “Coffee jazzes you up and meditation calms you down.”
Focus on the sensations coming from your coffee.
Notice the warmth, the rising steam.
How does the cup feel in your hand?
When you take a sip, pay attention to the taste, the aroma.
As you swallow, feel the warm liquid.
“By focusing on your coffee — making it a special time to meditate — it can actually make you calm and relaxed,” says Ms. Chadwick.
I've long believed the process of brewing coffee each morning had meditative qualities because of the ritual and the sensory experience. However, I couldn't have articulated nearly as clearly as this article in the New York Times.
“Approach making your coffee the same way you approach meditating. Be completely here and now in the present moment, centering your attention exclusively on what you are doing and feeling. Being mindful of how you make your coffee shows you how to be mindful in every part of your life.” — Gloria Chadwick, the author of “Zen Coffee: A Guide to Mindful Meditation.”
Smell the aroma from the coffee grounds as you put them into the coffee filter. Breathe in their deep, rich, intense fragrance.
As you pour the water into your coffee maker, notice the clearness of the water, hear the gurgling sound. Listen to the first drops of water as they sizzle into the carafe; notice the color of the coffee.
Watch the steam that rises, swirling in the carafe; be mindful of the ethereal nature of your inner self.
Smell the first delicious whiff of your coffee as it begins to brew.
Listen to the sounds the coffee maker makes as it brews your coffee.
When the coffee is done brewing, let it sit for a moment or two to attain its full flavor.
Let yourself sit for a moment or two, to obtain the full flavor of meditating.