Defects in coffee roasting

Defects in Coffee Roasting

The process of roasting coffee requires a precise combination of knowledge and experience, which, if not approached with mastery, errors can appear. Even if the coffee beans acquire a brownish tone during roasting, this will not guarantee a correct roasting since undesired defects could be hidden. The defects that coffee acquires during roasting can significantly …

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Why is coffee roasted?

Why is coffee roasted

Roasting is an essential coffee process that goes beyond the simple extraction of flavors and aromas; it involves the application of carefully controlled heat to trigger a series of chemical reactions that shape the character and quality of the coffee. It is important to understand the origin of the verb “to roast“, which comes from …

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What is the purpose of the colorimeter in coffee?

Agtron Scale

Within the exciting world of coffee, we find a tool that plays a fundamental role when certifying the degree of roast of the beans or ground coffee: the colorimeter. This device has become a valuable ally for the experts in the coffee industry. Its advanced technology allows for obtaining objective measurements that facilitate quality control …

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Qualities and defects of coffee: glossary of terms

Qualities and defects of coffee glossary of terms

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages worldwide; its complexity and diversity of flavors and aromas make it truly fascinating. However, to fully appreciate coffee’s qualities, it is necessary to understand a set of terms to describe its different characteristics. In this article, you will find a complete and easy-to-follow guide that describes the …

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Impact of the grind size on the final flavor of coffee

Effect of grinding on extraction

If you want a quality cup of coffee with exceptional flavor, it is important to understand how inadequate grinding affects the coffee’s flavor, aroma, and texture. In addition, we must consider other external factors, such as the grind’s size, which also significantly impact the coffee that is extracted. In this article, I will explain in …

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Coffee and its different flavors

Taste receptors on the tongue

Coffee is one of the most loved and popular beverages worldwide. Its unmistakable aroma and flavor make it the perfect companion for waking up in the morning, taking a break from work, or enjoying a get-together with friends and family. It is difficult to imagine a day without coffee, as it has become integral to …

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What is instant coffee and how is it prepared?

Instant coffee

Unlike traditional methods of roasting, grinding, and extracting raw coffee, instant coffee undergoes a more complex industrial treatment that involves processes such as freeze-drying and atomization, which help the coffee obtain higher quality and flavor. In this article, I will tell you all about the production process of instant (or soluble) coffee and analyze whether …

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Why does a coffee taste burnt?

Burnt coffee or dirty water

It must have happened to you as it did to me that sometimes in coffee shops and supermarkets, I find coffees that have an unpleasantly strong, burnt, and bitter taste. On the other hand, sometimes, the coffee tastes watery and flat in flavor. This article will explore the possible causes behind these errors and how …

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What is coffee cupping, and how is it done?

Clean residues and foam for clarity

Coffee cupping is a process through which the organoleptic characteristics of a coffee are analyzed and evaluated. It is carried out through a series of steps and specific techniques to determine the qualities of aroma, flavor, acidity, body, and aftertaste of the coffee, among others. In this article, we will delve into the specifics of …

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