View Full Version : Coffee Oils

12-05-2013, 07:30 AM
When I first started roasted coffee, the beans would show some oils on them. I also was gifted some coffee not too long ago that had the same signs.

I have noticed my beans now, don't show that once they are roasted. Any clues to why that is?

12-05-2013, 07:33 AM
How dark are you roasting them? The darker, the more oils that will appear.

12-05-2013, 07:34 AM
Maybe that is why. I haven't been doing really dark like I was when I started. Here and there I do semi dark, but not super dark. Maybe I will do the next batch dark again, see what happens.

Blak Smyth
12-05-2013, 07:45 AM
Yup, the oils surface as you do further into the roast. I do not roast many batches that dark.
Most of the beans I roast seem to produce more interesting flavors if I roast them a little lighter.
Of course each bean will be a different preference, as will each pallate.

12-05-2013, 08:13 AM
That is why I stopped going so dark. At first, I knew I liked dark roast from store bought. Once I started roasted, I learned that was not the case.

I wasn't sure if I was storing them wrong or something. Causing them to dry out? I can see oils once it is brewed.