Roasting Coffee Beans

Coffee beans in their natural state are green and virtually tasteless. The process of roasting coffee beans releases the flavor, sweetness and aroma of the beans that coffee connoisseurs around the world know and love.

There are various levels of roasting including light, medium and dark. Lightly roasted coffee beans tend to mimic the taste of green un-roasted beans whereas the taste of a dark roast is a lot more intense. During the roasting process, various chemical reactions take place that are ultimately responsible for the flavour, richness and aromatics of the coffee itself.

Coffee bean roasting is an art and science that takes a long time to perfect especially since no two batches of coffee beans are ever the same, even when they are grown on the same farm.

Coffee Bean Roasting Articles

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