Why do coffee beans get oily?

Answer Coffee beans contain a variety of proteins, fats and enzymes that combine to create the aroma, flavor and texture of brewed coffee. Roasting the beans releases many of those substances which may sh... Read More »

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When you buy coffee beans, or pre-packaged ground coffee, how do you know if it's Arabica or Robusta?

Here's some hints to helping you find Arabica beans:If it doesn't say 100% Arabica, it probably isn't.If it costs less than $10, it's probably robusta.If it comes in a can, it probably is robusta.I... Read More »

Do coffee beans need to be ground to make coffee?

Coffee beans must be ground in order to make coffee. Coffee is brewed, meaning that hot water flows through the ground coffee beans, extracting oils and flavors on its way. In the case of espresso,... Read More »

Are coffee beans really beans?

Coffee beans are known as beans because of their resemblance to beans but coffee beans are actually seeds. Once a coffee plant is ready to be harvested, coffee beans are gathered from the pulp of r... Read More »

How to Store Coffee Beans or Ground Coffee?

Many bulk food items can be stored in a variety of conditions without sustaining much damage or inviting pests. Unfortunately, coffee beans and ground coffee do not fit this bill. Coffee, in both w... Read More »