Density

The density of a coffee bean is often taken as a sign of quality, as a more dense bean will roast more with a better dynamic. The density of a coffee bean is often taken as a sign of quality, as a more dense bean will transfer heat differently that a “soft” bean, ie lower grown coffee with less density. The higher a coffee is grown, the more dense it is likely to be. Density can vary with variety of coffee too. Coffee is sorted at origin by density, with the most dense beans graded as higher quality, and some defect beans such as “quakers” (from unripe fruit) lacking density.

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