The bite of salt after the thick sweetness of caramel is a flavor duo that’s taken off exponentially in the recent decades. A reason why this might be is something called hedonic escalation (say that ten times fast). This is something that occurs when a person likes a food the more bites they eat of it. This can be due to the fact that the person recognizes all the flavors in the food or drink (in this case, coffee beans, caramel, and salt) or when the flavor profile is so complex that the person wants to drink more in order to figure out them all. So put on your deerstalker detective hat and play Sherlock Holmes each time you take a sip of our deliciously salty and sweet coffee. Can you find all all the flavor nuances? It’s not quite elementary, my dear Watson. $11 per lb.