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The Coffee Project Flavor Wheel — Find Your Favorite Green Coffee!

Welcome back to The Coffee Project Blog!  We hope you will join us here often to explore topics related to all things coffee, including green coffee selection, roasting, brewing, and anything else that catches our interest.  We enjoy what we do here at The Coffee Project, and part of that joy is sharing it with

Resting, Or Degassing Roasted Coffee

There are two reasons to not just going straight from the roaster into the grinder.  First is about degassing, the second is more about taste. Fresh out of the roaster coffee will throw off CO2 for a while. You can see for yourself that brewing super fresh coffee will “bloom,” that is puff up like

How do I roast this?

It’s really personal preference.  You should for sure reach the First Crack. Less then that will still have some grain-like tastes. On the East Coast, this is a pretty popular roast level and they’d tell you that’s how it’s done.  Just into the first crack. As you keep going the sugars in the coffee will

Storing your Green Coffee Beans

Store raw coffee like you would split peas or lentils. Keep them away from stinky things like garlic and new rubber tires. Use a plastic bag, a jar, or Tupperware. It doesn’t have to be fancy. Unless you plan on storing a few thousand pounds for a very long time, like a year or more,

What’s Happening When You Roast?

By now you’ve probably already tried roasting some coffee. Hopefully you’ve got a roaster that really lets you see the beans roasting. They start a pale green, then get to a khaki color.  As the remaining moisture leaves the beans, it smells kind of like hay. They gradually turn tan, sable, and then brown. You