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The degree to which coffee beans are roasted is one of the most important factors that determine the taste of the coffee in the cup. Before roasting, green coffee beans are soft, with a fresh “grassy” smell and little or no taste. The coffee roasting process transforms these raw beans into the distinctively aromatic, flavorful, crunchy beans that we recognize as coffee. Other factors of course enter into the complex equation that determines your coffee’s taste. Two coffee varieties, from different...


So sweet, so complex and so delicate, this is the pinot noir of coffee. The plants are fragile and don’t produce as much cherry as some other varieties, but they’re worth the effort. A cup of Bourbon-type variety is lush and classic. It’s the coffee of coffee. It charms the snob and the rookie alike. And no, it has nothing to do with the delicious brown adult beverage, though we at Stumptown are big fans of that kind of bourbon, too.


This can be a problematic coffee bean—there’s Robusta influence in the Timor family, which often leads to low acidity and high bitterness. We love the Indonesian types though, which (when processed correctly) delivers piquant herbal and fruit-rind flavors.

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