MUSTY - Peacock


Musty refers to an aroma and/or flavor that ranges from slight intensity to a mildew defect flavour. Unlike Mildew taint, musty can have a slight (VERY slight) positive connotation when it is extremely mild, and linked to forestry flavours in Indonesia coffees. It can also relate to the hidey, leathery flavors of dry-process Yemeni coffees. In any greater intensity, or in a coffee profile that should be clean, musty is NOT a positive quality.