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Questions tagged [bean-varieties]

Types and varietals of coffee beans, their qualities, and properties.

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Comparison of vitamins in coffee and other teas

What is the ratio difference of vitamins in coffee with others tea?? And which play an important role in health improvements??
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Source for Coffee beans characteristics per origin?

Can I find an information/source for the characteristics for each coffee beans per origins ? for example the acidity level, flavors, aroma , etc for Brazilia-Santos, Harrar, Djimmah , etc.. ? And ...
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Why can’t I find natural beans easily?

I usually buy my coffee from dark arts, ozone, climpson & sons and workshop. I usually buy natural as I feel it has more flavour than washed and is better with Moccamaster. Why am I struggling ...
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Cafe Mai vietnamese coffee - what is the US equivalent?

I was at an AirBnb in Washington DC and the host (or previous guest) had left coffee in the cupboard. Only enough for 12 cups or so, and I'm feeling guilty that I consumed the entire packet over ...
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Does there exist a coffee which is not bitter?

I love the smell of coffee. I enjoy eating coffee chocolate. However I am unable to drink straight coffee, because it is so unbearably bitter for me. Obviously, no-one is compelled to drink coffee - ...
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Understanding Coffee Bean names as they relate to roast

So for example, in my local Fairway Market, I see barrels of coffee beans labeled such as "Ethiopian Harrar", "Costa Rica Tarrazu", "Ethiopia Yirgacheffe" etc. These names literally refer to ...
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Coffee with colors?

I've heard some types of coffee have blue color (after brewing), does anyone know the name of it? Also is there any coffee that have color other than brown?
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How acidic is Liberica compared to Arabica and Robusta?

Today, during a discussion on acidity I realized that I could compare the acidity of the two main species. It's common knowledge that Robusta beans are generally more acidic than Arabica beans. But, ...
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How do flavors like vanilla and hazelnut get into coffee

I was at a local coffee shop today and I noticed for the first time ever that they served vanilla coffee. This surprised me, as I had not yet ever seen coffee with vanilla flavoring, and got me ...
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What variables cause the Gesha/Geisha coffee varietal to be priced so highly?

Being probably the highest priced coffee bean varietal out there currently, it makes me wonder what exactly causes the Gesha/Geisha varietal to be so expensive? Is it the delicate nature of the plant ...
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How does humidity affect roasting?

How does the humidity affect the length of time required to reach a good light roast in a gas fired roaster.
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What are the different varieties of coffee- understanding the nearest coffee shop menu?

I am unaware of the different varieties of coffee. I have heard names like latte, expresso, etc. but do not know the differences between those and what are some other varieties. Since this is a ...
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What's the difference in between the red Bourbon and yellow Bourbon?

I have ended up three different Bourbon varieties as beans; yellow, orange and red. Are they the same variety, just cultivated in different times of the maturity of the coffee cherries? Or, are they ...
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Coffee similar in taste to Dallmayr Prodomo

Someone brought back a pack of Dallmayr Prodomo beans from Poland about a year ago, and this is yet the best coffee I have tasted. I use aeropress for brewing. The Dallmayr was inexpensive in Poland, ...
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What Are The Merits of Different Green Coffee Processing Methods?

I've noticed that there's a distinct lack of Q&A's on green coffee processing methods. As this is one of the earliest steps on the journey from seed to cup, I was curious: What are the merits of ...
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How best to reduce tannins in black coffee?

I've traditionally had coffee with milk, no sugar. However I've recently switched to a diet that involves either reducing milk intake or switching to a milk substitute. I've been trying to make the ...
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Decaffeinated Coffee Beans

I recently bought a bean-to-cup coffee machine and I drink alot more coffee than I should. As decaffeinated coffee would do me good I was hoping that there was a decaf coffee bean. I would like to use ...
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What factors determine coffee bean size?

I bought a bag of Guatemala/Colombia/Ethiopia blend after having single origin Peru beans (all Arabica), and was struck by the difference in bean size: Peruvian beans were almost twice larger than the ...
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Quantifying flavor differences between varieties?

Different coffee varieties can produce very different flavour profiles. A different flavour profile points to differences in the chemical mix inside the cup. Are there any studies that quantify ...
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Why do my Arabica beans smell and taste of burnt rubber?

I recently bought some Kenyan SL28, SL34 beans with a supposed blackcurrant note. It has an overwhelming burnt rubber flavor that I thought was exclusive to Robusta, how come?
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Coffee spider web score

I have been purchasing unroasted green coffee beans for a while now, and they all seem to have this spider web looking diagram representing a composite score of some sort of the coffee. this link has ...
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What is Breakfast/Morning blend?

What features does a breakfast or a morning blend have that other roasts or varieties don't have? Is it always the similar or does it vary by distributor? Is there any difference between breakfast ...
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Beans for Qatar-type coffee?

I have seen coffee prepared as in Qatar: It was mixed with cardamon, and had a light brown colour. The taste was excellent. I was told that the coffee beans were roasted only very little. Which kind ...
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Are there any disadvantages to shade grown coffee?

Shade grown coffee seems like a great way to support sustainable agriculture in forest areas. From the few examples I have seen these beans seem more expensive than the cheapest brands of bean but it ...
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Are robusta and arabica the only bean varieties?

On this site, and virtually everywhere, I hear people speaking about coffee in terms of "arabica" or "robusta". I know these are two coffee varieties, but are there others as well? Why aren't those as ...
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What are the differences in perceived quality of Robusta vs Arabica bean blends?

There are many different varieties of coffe, but cafea arabica and cafea robusta are two different species grown in my region of Colombia, robusta specifically grown for its increased resistance to ...
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What is the difference between Robusta and Arabica?

Different coffee packets advertise different amounts of 'Robusta' and 'Arabica'? What do these terms refer to, and how does it affect the taste of the coffee?
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What coffees are the least acidic?

I don't like coffees with an acidic/sour taste. However, when buying coffee, the only "rating" one gets is often how "strong" the coffee is, and that does not help me. Is there something else I can go ...