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Questions related to the quality and properties of roasted coffee. For questions about the actual roasting process, please use the [roasting] tag.

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How do I brew french roast coffee, so that it doesn't taste like ash

Recently I've been given (as a gift) a large (40 oz ~ 1.13kg) bag of Starbucks French Roast coffee. To me it looks, smells and tastes like a burnt coffee. I usually brew coffee in a moka-pot, french ...
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Can I make coffee taste better while I recover from COVID?

I'm experiencing parosmia (unusual or phantom tastes and smells) which is making some (but not all) foods and drinks very unpleasant tasting. Sometimes it feels like I've got somebody's feet under my ...
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Home Roasting beginner green bean suggestions for learning?

Brand new to stack exchange and I am learning to roast coffee at home. I am wondering if there is an ideal or recommended coffee bean that is great for learning the basics? I understand this may be ...
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Shiny vs opaque looking beans

I noticed that most commercial beans are shiny/oily on the outside: While the beans I normally use on my Espressos (blend of 80% Brazil Santos + 20% Colombia) are dull/opaque: Being a curious mind I ...
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What is Starbucks's roast date?

What is the roast date of Starbucks beans? I've heard rumors that it's 7 months or 8 months before the expiration or "best by" date, but is there an authoritative source for this information?
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Petroncini roaster issue

I have a petroncini raoster, semi-automatic It's really good, but I whenever I fase an issue, I find really hard to understand -and fix- it. I have been searching for a while now, for an operation ...
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Can “coffee” be made from other ingredients beyond coffee beans?

Coffee coffee: a beverage made by percolation, infusion, or decoction from the roasted and ground seeds of a coffee plant Pre-Question Banter I wondered, "If coffee is made from, well, coffee ...
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Does an inconsistent roast affect espresso extraction? If so, how?

I'm not really asking about flavour, I understand that an inconsistent roast causes inconsistent flavour. My question is how it affects the extraction itself. Does an uneven roast lead to an uneven ...
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Reroasting coffee beans after a couple of years - is it worth it?

I have some old, roasted coffee beans that have been stored in (mostly) airtight, opaque containers. The coffee beans are of reputable brands and are 2-6 years old, depending on the bag. They do not ...
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