One of the most common conversations that I have had is with people that love ‘dark’ roasted coffee. Typically this type of person thinks that oily beans and dark roasts are synonymous. This leads to a perception that bolder coffees are darker roasted or that dark oily beans are perfect for espresso. I have to say, these views are so widely held, you’d think they were 100% true. However, they aren’t… they’re close, but there is more to it than that.
This video seeks to explain where coffee oils come from and help inform the viewer what really brings out a delicious bold coffee.
It is a video continuation of a blog I wrote several years ago: https://www.sagebrushcoffee.com/blogs/education/common-fallacy-of-oily-coffee-beans