White coffee you say – What is that? I’ve been hearing more and more people talking about this amazing new coffee called white coffee. I performed some research and was fascinated by this new concoction. According to Nectar of Life https://www.nectar-of-life.com/White-Coffee.htm White Coffee is a under roasted version of regular coffee that resembles sawdust and has a nutty flavor. They claim that this extremely light roasting process retains all the original caffeine in the beans. This means white coffee is very high in caffeine and has a lot of antioxidants.
This whole roasting business is intriguing so I looked into it more. Apparently coffee starts out as a very hard green colored bean, which is actually more a like a cherry pit. The roasting process transforms the dense green bean into the delicious brown coffee bean we all know and love. This is a very complex process that involves caramelizing sugars, boiling off moisture and breaking down natural acids. Very early in this process the green coffee beans go from green to a pale yellow. It is this early stage where white coffee gets its coloring.
It looks as though there is more to creating white coffee than just stopping the roasting process early. Coffee roasters tend to keep their roasting techniques proprietary so there is no way to know for sure how it is done. The main takeaway is white coffee is a very light roast that retains all the caffeine and normal antioxidants. The beans are still very hard at this light roast level. It takes special grinders to be able to grind this light beans. That is why white coffee is always sold ground. Most white coffee is ground to a very fine espresso grind.
White coffee started out as a different kind of espresso used to make coffee drinks. Now that it is gaining popularity more people are preparing it in drip coffee makers or as pour over. The one thing that is apparent through all this research is white coffee has a lot of caffeine. If you do venture into the wild of white coffee be careful and try drinking just a little bit at a time. You want ot be sure you can handle it. A little bit of this nutty elixir goes a long way.