pointless descriptor #1



Consisting of many different and connected parts.
A group of similar buildings or facilities on the same site: “a new apartment complex”.
Make (an atom or compound) form a complex with another.
in terms of describing taste ‘complex’ is over-used – it is not precise, definitive and communicates little beyond
  • there are many flavours
  • there are flavours I can’t articulate

it is often used to communicate quality – ‘this coffee is better because it is more complex’, suggesting coffees with less flavour variation and diversity are, well, less – i think many who have cupped a coffee that perfectly epitomised a flavour note – strawberry milkshake, blueberry, caramel fudge –  would argue with this

complexity is rarely a useful word on a label or at the cupping table – it is however very often true

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