Deutsch: Aroma / Español: Aroma / Português: Aroma / Français: Arôme / Italiano: Aroma /

Aroma is referring to the fragrance produced by freshly brewed coffee. Like body, flavor, and acidity, aroma is one of the principal categories used by professional tasters when evaluating coffees.


Aroma in the food context refers to the pleasant or distinctive smell that is emitted from food. It plays a vital role in enhancing the overall sensory experience of eating, as our sense of smell is closely linked to our sense of taste. Aroma is often one of the first things we notice when approaching a dish, and it can evoke memories or emotions tied to certain foods. The complexity of aromas can vary greatly depending on the ingredients used, cooking methods, and culture. Aroma can be subtle and delicate, or bold and intense, adding another dimension to the enjoyment of food.

Application Areas

Treatment and Risks

  • Enhancing aroma through ingredient selection and cooking techniques
  • Risks include over-extraction of aromas, leading to overpowering flavors


  • The aroma of freshly baked bread
  • The aroma of a simmering pot of soup
  • The aroma of a sizzling steak on the grill

Similar Concepts and Synonyms

  • Fragrance
  • Scent
  • Bouquet
  • Perfume


Aroma in the food context refers to the enticing smells that accompany various dishes, enhancing the overall dining experience. It is a crucial component of flavor perception and can evoke strong emotional responses tied to food. The application of aroma in cooking and food science involves careful selection of ingredients and cooking techniques to achieve desired sensory effects.


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