Coffee Roasting

roasting coffee in takengon sumatra
We stopped at a cafe of Darwins' friend. Used to be there was a single roaster in a town and it was a big deal to see fresh coffee served. Now there are countless roasters in Takengon and everywhere, very exciting to see this shift

The application of heat to green coffee seeds (beans) to create palatable material for brewing a great cup!: Coffee roasting is a chemical process induced by heat, by which aromatics, acids, and other flavor components are either created, balanced, or altered in a way that should augment the flavor, acidity, aftertaste and body of the coffee as desired by the roaster. Pyrolysis, Caramelization and the Maillard Reaction are several thermal events that are important to the conversion of the many complex raw materials in the green coffee seed to positive flavor attributes in the roasted coffee bean.

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