[Homeroast] Robusta beans colour

Charlie Herlihy zapcafe at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 8 21:45:33 CST 2010


Old, or unfortunately spent some time in a hot and humid area before shipping out from origin. It only takes a week exposed to steamy conditions after being milled before they start to turn white.

--- On Mon, 11/8/10, Joseph Robertson <theotherjo at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Joseph Robertson <theotherjo at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Robusta beans colour
> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this list, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html" <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> Received: Monday, November 8, 2010, 7:18 PM
> It is very possible the robusta you
> bought is old. I have some nice robusta
> from India and they are dark green.
> JoeR
> 
> On Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at 11:40 AM, Rubens Gardelli
> <rubens.gardelli at yahoo.it>wrote:
> 
> > I've noticed a very big difference of colour between
> robusta and arabica
> > green beans.
> >
> > All the robusta beans I bought were whitish while
> arabicas were greenish.
> >
> > Were all the robusta beans I bought very old crops or
> is it a robusta
> > colour
> > characteristic?
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> > Rubens Gardelli
> > Coffee house owner in Italy
> >
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