Coffee Roasting: The Art of Unlocking Hidden Flavors

Allen Glines
2 min readMar 1, 2024

In its basic form, coffee is an s,eed hidden within a cherry-like fruit. Roasting transforms these unassuming green beans into our beloved morning brew's aromatic, flavorful foundation. This seemingly simple process holds a surprising depth of science and artistry that shapes the ultimate coffee experience.

The Bean’s Journey: From Green to Roasted

  • Structure: The green coffee bean has a papery outer husk (parchment) and a thin, flaky layer known as silverskin beneath. The bean itself is dense and moisture-rich.

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Allen Glines

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