Those who are "in the know" regarding coffee. Also used as a derogatory term by those who cast aspersions on coffee snobs.
Derived from Cognoscenti:
–plural noun, singular -te /-ti/ Persons who have superior knowledge and understanding of a particular field, esp. in the fine arts, literature, and world of fashion.
Origin: 1770–80; < It, Latinized var. of conoscente (prp. of conoscere to know) < L. See cognition, -ent
Wow, she really knows a lot about coffee.
Yep, she's a true coffeescenti. She can spot a non-arabica blend a mile away.
Wow, she's really loyal to Starbucks.
Yep, she's a coffeescenti- one of those coffee snobs who think that overpaying for burned beans makes her cool.
1) Leather bicycle saddle of ancient origin. Chronically hard and ill-fitting, although this fact is denied vociferously by the cogniscenti in the Retro Grouch and Fixie Hipster crowd who prefer to roll old school.
Yep, my Brooks saddle is nice and broken in. It only took two seasons! Too bad the last one got stolen off of my fixie. At least they left the rest of the bike.