[Homeroast] chaff

Janomac janomac at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 17:47:51 CST 2011

There simply is not enough difference in taste (actually none that I can
tell) to make it worth the effort of total removal.
Over the past few years, that has been the general opinion of this list.

A few folks have taken chaff from their roasting and made a tea (as Terry
from Hawaii mentioned). It is pretty "weak" stuff with little flavor.
Making tea from the pulped coffee cherry (Yemen = Qishr) is altogether
different and produces a mildly acidic, delicate, herbal flavor not unlike
a weak infusion of hibiscus & rosehips.

 I roast light and almost always have some "skin" clinging to the beans
(depends upon the variety). It is evident after grinding and I can blow
much of it out when I grind medium to course (for French Press), but it
just gets all over everything and clings by static charge to everything.

(resident chaffinista)

On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 4:36 PM, j3r <j at j3r.org> wrote:

> Just wondering what people's thoughts on chaff are as far as taste goes. I
> have a bean that when roasted still has significant chaff left on it. Is it
> worth trying to rub it off or will it not affect anything? I have read to
> not worry, but I come here for the expert's opinion :)
> Thanks,
> Jer
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