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Date: 02 Sep 2007 11:59:51
From: Zeek!
Subject: To what degree does chaff affect cup taste?
I was curious and haven't experimented myself, by perhaps saving
enough chaff to brew a cup so I could isolate/recognize the flavors.

Some beans roast "cleaner" than others. For instance this latest batch
from Yemen had a lot of chaff still to the beans that wouldn't come of
even with much agitation in a wire mesh collander.

Has anyone actually brewed a nice cup 'o chaff?!?! ....Zeek!




 
Date: 05 Sep 2007 17:09:37
From:
Subject: Re: To what degree does chaff affect cup taste?
On Sep 2, 12:59 pm, Zeek! <Ze...@bellsouth.net > wrote:
> I was curious and haven't experimented myself, by perhaps saving
> enough chaff to brew a cup so I could isolate/recognize the flavors.
>
> Some beans roast "cleaner" than others. For instance this latest batch
> from Yemen had a lot of chaff still to the beans that wouldn't come of
> even with much agitation in a wire mesh collander.
>
> Has anyone actually brewed a nice cup 'o chaff?!?! ....Zeek!

If you ground it a bit it kind of reminds me of wheat bran. Maybe
make a good bran muffin for you old farts on this board.

Len

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Date: 02 Sep 2007 18:41:08
From: Barry Jarrett
Subject: Re: To what degree does chaff affect cup taste?
On Sun, 02 Sep 2007 11:59:51 -0500, Zeek! <Zeek!@bellsouth.net > wrote:

>I was curious and haven't experimented myself, by perhaps saving
>enough chaff to brew a cup so I could isolate/recognize the flavors.
>
>Some beans roast "cleaner" than others. For instance this latest batch
>from Yemen had a lot of chaff still to the beans that wouldn't come of
>even with much agitation in a wire mesh collander.
>
>Has anyone actually brewed a nice cup 'o chaff?!?! ....Zeek!


i'd say it has a bran-ish taste. i certainly have enough chaff
around if anyone wants to try.....



 
Date: 02 Sep 2007 12:09:07
From: David Lewis
Subject: Re: To what degree does chaff affect cup taste?
On 2007-09-02 09:59:51 -0700, Zeek! <Zeek!@bellsouth.net > said:

> I was curious and haven't experimented myself, by perhaps saving
> enough chaff to brew a cup so I could isolate/recognize the flavors.
>
> Some beans roast "cleaner" than others. For instance this latest batch
> from Yemen had a lot of chaff still to the beans that wouldn't come of
> even with much agitation in a wire mesh collander.
>
> Has anyone actually brewed a nice cup 'o chaff?!?! ....Zeek!

Years ago, someone on this forum did exactly that, and reported that it
didn't have much taste at all. So assuming you make a good-faith effort
to remove it, don't worry.

Best,
David



 
Date: 02 Sep 2007 17:42:51
From: *alan*
Subject: Re: To what degree does chaff affect cup taste?

"Zeek!" <Zeek!@bellsouth.net > wrote in message
news:8iqld3pcjnqdg7uorsbe4al70lnc6c797p@4ax.com...
>I was curious and haven't experimented myself, by perhaps saving
> enough chaff to brew a cup so I could isolate/recognize the flavors.
>
> Some beans roast "cleaner" than others. For instance this latest batch
> from Yemen had a lot of chaff still to the beans that wouldn't come of
> even with much agitation in a wire mesh collander.
>
> Has anyone actually brewed a nice cup 'o chaff?!?! ....Zeek!

Economy-minded folks in Yemen brew coffee bean husks to make a drink they
call "qishr" ( قشر ) (which literally means "husk") that tastes kind of
like weak Postum. I imagine the taste of chaff would be similar . . .
--
alan