[Homeroast] Coffee Germination

Seth Grandeau grandeau at gmail.com
Mon Apr 8 07:10:25 CDT 2013


Would this be similar to monsooned coffees from Indonesia?

On Apr 8, 2013, at 7:36 AM, kevin creason <ckevinj at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have had the radicle emerge on just about every bean type I tried to
> germinate. The only beans that ever sprouted for me were still in parchment.
> But this also is the beginning of the decaffeination process so I'm not
> sure it will result in a better coffee. Elements were definitely leached
> out of the beans during the soaking.
> Try it! Let us know...
> On Apr 7, 2013 10:42 PM, "John Nanci" <john at chocolatealchemy.com> wrote:
>
>> Tried it.  Failed.  Researched.  Found out green beans as we have them are
>> not viable.  You need greens in parchment and then it's hit or miss.
>>
>> At 08:38 PM 4/7/2013, you wrote:
>>
>>> Perhaps this has been explored before, but in talking with a friend about
>>> his home beer brewing endeavors; he is starting to germinate his grains
>>> before he roasts them.  I wonder if anyone has tried to germinate their
>>> coffee before they roast it and what it would do to the sugars and thus the
>>> end cup.  Anyone heard or tried?
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