White Coffee seems to be a new trend in the coffee world. Little do most people know, like the Squatch, White Coffee has been around for more than 200 years. So what exactly is White Coffee?
White coffee comes from the same beans as your traditional darker roast, but roasted at a lower temperature. Because of this the benefits of coffee are more heightened, and the taste is quite different.
The biggest difference between white roasts and darker roasts is taste. Rather than the darker, smokier taste you get from dark roasts, White Coffee has more of a nutty, sweet, creamy after taste.
Second in line would be caffeine content. With white coffee there is little caffeine content roasted from the beans, so you’re left with twice as much caffeine in your cup vs. darker roasted beans.
There are also added health benefits to White Coffee. Because of the lower roasting temperature, this coffee holds onto its Chlorogenic Acid. This specific acid is a powerful antioxidant; known to reduce the risk of diabetes, reduce high blood pressure, and stimulate weight loss.
White Coffee plus Lion’s Mane Mushroom is a cup full of powerful health benefits, exactly what a Squatch needs to survive.
Pretty neat, huh?
The Perfect Brew:
Most people recommend using an Espresso Machine, Moka Pot, or an Aero Press for brewing White Coffee. The heat and pressure will help develop flavor, and gives your cup a richer body. An important thing to remember when brewing White Coffee is the grounds will expand quite a bit more than your darker roasts, so you will want to use fewer grounds than you normally would when making your Espresso.
Another great option is brewing with a French Press. To keep a nice body to your cup you will want to let it steep for atleast 10 minutes. Because of the low roasting temperature of the beans, it takes a little bit longer for the water to pull the flavor from the grounds. Unlike your darker roasted beans, leaving the French press to sit a little longer won’t leave you with a bitter cup of coffee. I also recommend adding a small extra scoop of grounds when brewing with a French Press.
*Due to the low roasting temperature, white coffee beans are left much tougher than your darker roasted beans. Because of this it is not recommended to try to grind it with a home grinder. All of our White Coffee will come ground to French Press (Medium) Grind. At this grind level the beans are broken down enough to further grind to an espresso grind if you prefer; with no harm to your home grinder.