HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED EXACTLY WHAT IS IN YOUR COFFEE?
Here’s our abbreviated guide to coffee chemistry, and the building blocks of what is in coffee.
There are over 300 compounds in green coffee beans
Once the beans are roasted, this expands to over 1,000 compounds
The roasting process produces around 21 different Acids: Acetic, Lactic, Malic, Citric, etc.
Generally, the more acidic, the more Aroma is perceived
Arabica coffees, grown at higher elevations than Robustas, usually exhibit more acidity.
We will talk more about coffee acids in a future Horn & Hardart coffee blog post, but for now you have the foundation of what is in coffee. Check out our Horn & Hardart coffees here!