August 6, 2004, Newsletter Issue #14: Why some Coffee Beans are Oily

Tip of the Week


Good question! It`s all a matter of how long the bean has been roasted. A medium-roasted bean is brown and appears quick dry on the surface. A coffee bean that has been roasted for longer is a much darker color and has that oily, shiny appearance.

The oil you see there is brought up to the surface of the bean by the heat of the roasting process.

This oil is very volatile and contains many of the subtle flavors of a good cup of coffee. That`s why it`s so important to keep roasted beans in an airtight container until just before you grind them.

>> If you found this tip useful - please forward this newsletter to friends, family and colleagues. (Especially if you think they need some help in brewing a decent cup of coffee!)

About LifeTips

Now one of the top on-line publishers in the world, LifeTips offers tips to millions of monthly visitors. Our mission mission is to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. Expert writers earn dough for what they know. And exclusive sponsors in each niche topic help us make-it-all happen.

Exclusive Sponsor


We have just shaved a little more off the price of our gourmet coffee beans.

If you haven`t taken a look through our site and tried some of our coffees, take a look now. We have a great selection and the best prices on the web.

Just click on the link below and have a look around.

Nick Usborne
Gourmet Coffee at Wholesale Prices

Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Coffee Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!

Guru Spotlight
Joe Wallace