Our test criteria

What do the test criteria mean in detail?

In 1999 we began to organise the previously "open" tests to improve comparability and recognisability of the colas. Thus we introduced 7 test criteria that are assessed during a test. We pay attention to:

Special features of colas or other comments are noted under "Other".

The first 70 tests were conducted in an "open" way, i.e. comments without test categories. They are usually incomplete and sometimes refer to previous tests. In the early days that didn't pose a problem - we had literally all colas "on the tongue". Today we can barely remember having tested some of them before ...