Seleção de um modelo probabilístico aplicado à análise sensorial de cafés especiais realizada com consumidores (Selecting A Probabilistic Model Applied To The Sensory Analysis Of Specialty Coffees Performed With Consumer)

Haiany Aparecida Ferreira (haianyferreira@yahoo.com.br)1, Gilberto Rodrigues Liska (gilbertoliska@hotmail.com)1, Marcelo Ângelo Cirillo (macufla @ dex.ufla.br)1, Flávio Meira Borém (flavioborem@deg.ufla.br)1, Diego Egídio Ribeiro (diegoagro@hotmail.com)1, Ricardo Miguel Cortez (ricardocortez@hotmail.com)1, Carlos Henrique Cardeal Guiraldeli (ch_cardeal@hotmail.com)1


1Universidade Federal de Lavras

This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: March 2016
Volume: 14,   Issue: 3 
ISSN: 1548-0992


Abstract:
Sensory analysis of cafes assumes that a sensory panel is formed by trained panelists according to recommendations of the American Specialty Coffee Association. However, the choice that determines the preference of a coffee is routinely done through experimentation with consumers, in which largely presents no particular skill in terms of sensory characteristics. Upon this fact, this study aimed to conduct a study considering several probabilistic distributions belonging to the class of generalized extreme value, considering a sensory analysis applied to evaluation of four specialty coffees produced with different processes and at different altitudes in the mountain region of the Mantiqueira state of Minas Gerais. For this analysis, we considered a sensory panel trained to untrained consumers. It was found that the extreme value distribution was the best fit and the final note that the odds of a consumer to submit a maximum score was 9.0 points lower. Therefore, there is evidence to conclude that an efficient identification of specialty coffees produced in this region made by consumers requires more intensive training.

Index Terms:
Probabilities,Serra da Mantiqueira,height,consumers   


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