You may have heard recently that green coffee bean extract might be a good option for weight loss. We’re not weighing in on this – actual coffee made from unroasted beans would be extremely bitter or would have no taste at all – but if it’s true, that’s just another reason to love green coffee beans.
We prefer to look at green, unroasted coffee beans as the starting point for a beverage that can be almost as individual as the person drinking it.
You can find that in roasted beans, too – French Roast, original Italian-style espresso, Brazilian coffee, Colombian coffee, Sumatran blends and many more are available off the shelf. But customers who choose green coffee beans are often true aficionados who enjoy the process as much as the result.
These home roasters tend to be practical, too. Stocking green coffee beans – we supply them in one, five and 10-pound bags – allows for fresh roasted coffee at any time. Unlike roasted beans – which start to lose their flavor within days of roasting – green coffee beans can stay on a shelf for several years without degrading.
In fact, the original coffees in the U.S. were made from naturally aged beans – they’d been stored in the hulls of ships during long and dangerous journeys, and the resulting flavors were outstanding!
The other obvious benefit to using green coffee beans is that they are most often a good window into your source of coffee. Are the beans all of similar color? Are they about the same size and shape?
The overall appearance of your green coffee beans shows how well your supplier has inspected the shipment. They should all have been dried consistently, and they should all appear to be from the same batch at harvest. These subtle clues can tell you a lot about whether the people you are buying from love coffee as much as you do.
Plus: you can discover a coffee that’s just for you! By stocking your own green coffee beans, you can experiment with different roasting techniques as well as coffees grown in vastly different areas of the world. Yu have control over literally a world of flavors!
Check out the selection of green coffee beans available from Our Coffee Barn!