How Coffee Roasting Affects Bean Weight

Some of our subscription customers have rightly noticed that some pouches of coffee are slightly bigger than others. When buying coffee beans, you purchase them based upon weight.

The interesting thing is though, that the weight of a bean actually varies based on what type of roast it is ((continued))

How water extraction affects your coffee

Water extraction is essentially the process of how water takes the coffee out of the coffee bean and makes coffee. It’s super important, but few people actually know what it is. You may know that your slow drip coffee maker has a setting that changes “strength” of the coffee, and a number of other things. But what does that actually mean, and how can you use that to get a better cup of coffee?

Washed vs unwashed coffee processes- which is better?

You might immediately assume that simply because one process is referred to as the unwashed process, that your coffee is covered in dirt and grime and is therefore inferior, but you’d be wrong.

If you didn’t know it already, coffee beans are actually more like coffee seeds that come from inside coffee fruit, like so:
That’s right, coffee is more of a berry, so you’re not lying when you say that you had fruit juice with your breakfast.

The unwashed method is also known as the drying method, and works like this: