Coffee Roasting 101: How Roasters Transform The Bean
Turning green coffee beans into complex roasts is an art form. Each coffee bean type has a particular recipe depending on size, moisture content, and flavor profile. Coffee roasting is divided into three phases: the drying phase, which is 80% of the process; the roasting phase, where the essential chemical reactions occur; and, lastly, the cooling phase, where the bean returns to room temperature. Depending on roast times, the final product can be a light, medium, medium-dark, or dark roast.