Posted By admin on April 14, 2013
What IS white coffee?
In the United States, white coffee may refer to coffee beans which have been roasted to the yellow roast level (under-roasted compared to standard coffee beans) and when prepared as espresso produces a thin yellow brew, with a high acidic note. There is a debate that white coffee is more highly caffeinated than darker roasted coffee. In fact, the sublimation point of caffeine is 352 degrees F, about one hundred degrees lower than the typical very dark roast. Coffee beans can catch fire at temperatures lower than 500 degrees F. White coffee is generally used only for making espresso drinks, not simple brewed coffee. With shorter roasting times natural sugars are not caramelized within the coffee beans, leaving no bitter aftertaste. The flavor of white coffee is frequently described as nut-like, with pronounced acidity.
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Well, you guys, the results of the poll weren’t what I expected. While several of you were enthusiastic about white coffee, there weren’t enough votes for it for Hot Shots to feel comfortable giving it a go yet. We’ll revisit it again in the future, for sure, and maybe we’ll get to try it then. Stay tuned for more chances to help us decide what you guys want to see in the shop. Thanks so much!