What is the true coffee color? Is coffee black or brown? It is very intriguing to know that most people would associate coffee to the color black but this is not actually an accurate definition of the color of coffee. Let us discover the many colors of coffee.
Red or Yellow. The very origin of coffee can either be red or yellow – the colors of rips coffee cherries. Like other fruits, they are usually green then changes color when they become ripe. The difference in the color depends on their variety.
Green. Once coffee beans are picked from coffee cherries they undergo a process. This process turns the beans into a greenish color which can range from grayish green to a yellow green depending on variety.
Brown. Roasting transforms the color of processed coffee from green to tan and then brown. The length of roasting also affects the color as they turn darker brown but never will they become black. If you see a black roasted coffee bean then that means they are burned beans and not suited for brewing. Do not try to roast them because you would not want it coal right?
Black. Opps sorry to tell you but they never become black. The only black colored coffee are burnt coffee. Brewed coffee ranges from brown to almost black. Its color depends on the roast level and how the coffee was brewed.
Not convinced? To confirm this, try to take a drop of any brewed coffee and hold it up to a light. You will find out that it was actually brown. Coffee just looks black when they are in a coffee pot or mug.
In the end coffee color is not very important to coffee lovers. Whether it is black or brown – as long as we drink good coffee.
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