So, I have been having a blast roasting my own coffee beans at home! I started with a air popcorn popper and got okay results. I then roasted them in my cast iron skillet on my gas grill but I ran out of propane before I got to medium roast. Frustrated with the process, I decided to buy a reasonably priced home roaster on Amazon. I was very excited when it arrived. This type of roaster works best when roasting anywhere from 300 – 500 grams of beans. I tried 400 grams of Anthony’s green coffee beans with my first […]
Why Does Naturally Cooled Coffee Taste Nasty?
Okay, so what we’re talking about is coffee that has been brewed hot and slowly reaches room temperature. We’re not talking about cold brew coffee or hot brewed coffee that is quickly chilled, say with ice. Now that we got that out of the way, here is what happens. From USA Today: “As hot coffee cools, these lactones break down to become carboxylic and chlorogenic acids. These acids present themselves via a bitter/acidic flavor in the cup,” he said. “This combined with the oxidization that is also occurring as coffee cools down just makes for a super unpleasant taste most […]
Let’s Thank The Birds And Bees For Our Morning Coffee!
So coffee isn’t the first thing I think of when discussing the Birds and Bees…😳 But here me out! Birds help control pests that eat/ruin the coffee fruit and Bees help to pollinate the coffee plants! Plus, there’s more! From Phys.org: A recent study researched how birds helped control pests and how bees helped pollinate coffee farms. The research showed how working with wildlife can help farmers make more money. But it is just one example of the benefits nature gives us that we take for granted. Nature purifies the water we drink and the air we breathe, it helps […]
Is Global Warming Affecting Coffee Production?
In a word yes. this article explains it much better than I can. From CircleOfBlue.org Extreme weather is affecting the cost of coffee. Between April 2020 and December 2021, coffee prices increased 70% after droughts and frost destroyed crops in Brazil, the world’s largest coffee-producing country. The economic ramifications could be profound, since it’s estimated that as many as 120 million of the world’s poorest depend on coffee production for their survival. John Furlow, director of the Columbia Climate School’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), said coffee farmers in places like Costa Rica and Jamaica can’t just move […]