Post By chokkidog
WANTED: White Coffee Beans
G'day fellow Coffee Snobs,
I've been on the hunt for some specific coffee beans as of late and have found it impossible to source any from Australia.
The product I'm looking for are white coffee beans - apparently a coffee bean that is a lightly roasted green bean that produces a nutty, woody taste.
Do such a bean exist locally, or will I have to try my luck at sourcing them overseas?
Here's a link to an overseas product of what I'm after - https://teabeancoffee.com/shop/white-coffee/
Look forward to hearing from you all
Im not sure that would go down well in your grinder sorry,also it would most likely taste sour and underdeveloped. There is a greenbean that is whitish in colour--- monsoon malabar from india
There is some information here, hopefully this is ok, read the third post.
Sweet Maria's Web Forum • View topic - White Coffee
PMSL about this comment I found elsewhere on a soap forum: Its a baked coffee bean instead of roasted, they are a whitish tan color and make the nastiest coffee invented.
Amazing how people can find new ways to turn something potentially good into garbage...
I remember an advertisment in The Age newspaper for Vittoria's new 'white coffee' ... the date was April first!
Originally Posted by WarriorLife
I found this "stroke of genius" white bean whilst living in the US (2002 - 2004) and getting increasingly desperate to get anything like a normal coffee over there. After the heavily suppressed memory exhumed itself, diabolical is the first word that springs to mind.
The web site you quoted has the best answer for you: "White Coffee is caffeinated, and has a taste that is so unique, most people donít even believe it's coffee!" Too true to be funny... Sweet Maria's chris schooley has: "The flavor of white coffee is pretty much just straw" which means the about the same thing.
Roasting for longer and cooler usually has the same effect as making the beans go stale faster and / or desiccating them beyond any possible use. The taste of wood* is actually the taste of stale. The only more coffee "flavour" I personally hate more is the "taste of jute sack" aftertaste of every Indian coffee I have ever encountered.
* I read an interesting post from Tim Wendleboe (Norway multiple World Barista champion) the other day: he also regards the wood taste as an immediate "stale fail".
In the SCAA cupping handbook wood refers to old, past crop beans. Pine is the usual suspect.
Originally Posted by TampIt
Cedar notes, on the other hand, don't indicate a defect.
Not to say that this white coffee stuff doesn't taste woody. The only time I have ever cupped a stale roast it was flat and cardboard like, with a rancid edge.
You need to try more Indian coffee. :-D
Last edited by chokkidog; 3rd February 2014 at 01:30 PM.
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Looks to me like an entrepreneur looking for an untapped niche.
Who remembers weight loss tea?
Thanks for the awesome replies guys.
I was led toward 'white coffee beans' after searching for a strain of coffee that wasn't too strong or too overwhelming. From all these replies it looks like it's going to taste like sh*t though.
After suffering from a bout of anxiety in recent years I haven't been able to enjoy a nice cup without breaking into a sweat and feeling all jittery so really looking for something with a strong coffee taste without the big slap in the face from caffeine that Ive been getting recently.
Has anyone here tried having their coffee with butter and coconut oil? I've been reading and apparently this helps with a more slow and sustained release, thus preventing a light crash after drinking?
You can get some really great tasting speciality decaf coffee that still retains a lot of flavor without the hit i.e beanbay