Roast Defects in Coffee: How to Identify Them in The Cup

There are a number of different roast defects which can affect the flavour of your coffee. You might taste the burnt and ashy flavours of scorched coffee, or maybe even oaty and bread-like notes of baked coffee.  As a roaster, you won’t want these flavours overpowering the hard work you’ve put into a roast. Identifying these defects by sight and taste will help you roast to a higher standard and more consistently. Read on to discover why cupping is so important in roasting, how to identify defects in cupping, and how to make changes in your roast for that defect. Why Identifying Roast Defects Is Important Roast defects can affect… Read More

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