The smell of coffee: 6 Minute English

Is there more to coffee than just drinking it? Experts say that the smell of the beans is just as important. Neil and Catherine discuss the science behind why coffee often smells better than it tastes and teach some new vocabulary along the way.


very important

essential, necessary

a physiological response
a reaction your body has to something, like a smell

to be baffled by something
to be confused by something, to not understand it

a chain
a group of shops from the same company, all the shops have the same design and sell the same or very similar products

unusual, strange

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