Tag Archive 'bitterness'

New Grounds in Coffee: The French Onion Roast

Posted by TheShot on 27 Aug 2007 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

Just to prove my point about how the French get away with coffee atrocities while profiting from an undeserved reputation for being such café sophisticates, things seem to have taken a turn for the worse in the new Sarkozy era: Artsick > Other > New Grounds in Coffee: The French Onion Roast. In an unholy […]

What makes coffee bitter?

Posted by TheShot on 06 Jun 2007 | Filed under: Home Brew, Quality Issues, Robusta

Last week, C. Clairborne Ray of the New York Times answered this question as part of the paper’s Q&A feature: bookofjoe: What makes coffee bitter?. (I’m citing it on another blogger’s post instead of the original NY Times source — in case you are religiously opposed to NYT logins.) As the article states, coffee is […]

How the French Ruined Coffee

Posted by TheShot on 27 Nov 2005 | Filed under: Café Society, Fair Trade, Foreign Brew, Quality Issues, Restaurant Coffee, Roasting, Robusta

Vive Le Burnt Tires! When people think of France, and Paris in particular, they most often think of grand boulevards, beautiful architecture, beautiful people, high French cuisine, and the sidewalk café lifestyle. What they often don’t associate with it is black, bitter coffee made from some of the world’s crudest coffee beans, roasted in the […]