facing scorch marks on coffee
I focused on the point where this coffee had a scorch mark, called "facing" when it is on the flat side of the bean. photo by Thompson Owen, Sweet Maria's Coffee.

Facing can mean turning toward, standing up to, being brave.

But in coffee roasting though, it means scorching a roast.: Facing refers to scorch marks found on the flat side or face of the coffee bean. Along with tipping, it is one of the telltale signs of scorching, a roast problem.

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