What Are Green Coffee Beans?
Coffee drinkers today have stepped it up a few notches (from buying roasted or ground beans from the store) and are roasting their very own green coffee beans at home.
How Do I Store Green Coffee Beans?
When you buy green coffee beans, store them away from direct sunlight. Also make sure they are in a container that allows them to breathe – a fabric bag works well. Or you can get the Fresh Coffee Bean Airtight Container Wooden For Coffee Beans Grounds.
What Do I Need to Know About Roasting Green Coffee Beans?
The sooner you brew your coffee beans after you roast them the better, but allow them time to cool and mature in flavor first (at least 4 hours).
Remember to grind the beans just before you brew as they lose flavor and complexity if kept in the ground state for even the smallest amount of time.
What Are the Different Methods to Roast Green Coffee Beans?
There are several methods of roasting your green coffee beans:
• Use a hot air popcorn popper
• Use a cast-iron skillet
It will take some experimenting to find the depth of roast you prefer the best, or you might enjoy several different roast levels.
• light brown or cinnamon
• city roast (1st crack)
• city+ roast
• full city roast
• full city+ roast (2nd crack)
• Vienna-light French-continental
• full French
• and pretty much burnt from here on out)
The beans start to burn at full French. Many coffee drinkers prefer to pull the beans somewhere between city roast and Vienna (good for espresso).
Take the time to learn the art of home roasting from the experts!