A simple test will do it.
There are many different brands of coffee on the market today, coffees from all over the world, including many different specialty roasts. The price range is all over the place. Everyone has their favorites. But how can you tell if your favorite or any other kind is a high quality roast?
There is one simple and easy way to tell if your coffee is a high quality roast, according to coffee growers. And here it is – fill up a glass with ice water and put one tablespoon of coffee on top of the water. If all of the coffee stays on the top, without seeping into the water, you know it is a high quality roast.
Why? Because the coffee that diffuses into the water has been roasted too little or roasted too much. Beans that are roasted too little or too much contain excess amounts of fructose, which is what leaks out of the coffee into the water. If the beans have been roasted to perfection, there will not be enough fructose to seep out.
Beans that have not been roasted enough will not caramelize. The fructose level in these beans will be high because fructose that has not been caramelized is sweeter than fructose that has. If the beans have been roasted too much, the amino acids and sugars in the beans, which begin to break down during the caramelizing process, continue to break down, and more fructose is released. This is why under or over roasted beans have more fructose.
High quality coffee also simply tastes good. It should not have a burnt taste, or taste too sweet, acidic or bitter. It should be smooth. Like a good wine, a high quality coffee contains hints and traces of different flavors, some fruity, some flowery, some more robust. It is complex and subtle.
The roasting process is what gives coffee its distinctive flavor. It makes the beans expand and change their flavor, smell, density and look because of the chemical reactions that take place.
With a lighter roast, the bean retains more of its initial flavor, a taste that comes from the particular type of bean, the soil it’s grown in, the altitude it’s grown in, and the climate. With a darker roast, the roast itself pretty much overpowers all of the other flavors.
We know that Ubean Coffee a high-quality coffee! But try us yourself and make your own judgement! Find the Ubean independent distributor nearest you.