< On Behalf Of S MONTGOMERY
< Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2003 8:46 AM
< What makes roasted beans oily? Is it good that they are oily
< or are you supposed to not have them be oily?
The only reason I can think of why beans are oily is that they naturally
contain oils (like a lot of beans/seeds ... for example most nuts). If
you asked why do beans roasted to Full City and beyond develop oil
droplets on the surface ... that I don't know. But that's what they
generally do, and it's generally a good and right kinda thing. That's
how you know you've roasted them to that level, given that's where you
were aiming. If you wanted a light roast and wound up with beads of
oil, most likely you took the roast too far.
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