Welcome to our new series, coffee myths DEBUNKED!
Today we will be discussing oily coffee. There's a common misconception that oily coffee means the coffee is fresh. In fact, it's quite the opposite. Fresh coffee should not contain excess oil on the coffee beans unless it is a French Roast or a very Dark Roast.
Oil on beans is generally a telling sign of the age of coffee. The longer they have sat in a bag the more oil seeps out of the bean on the surface. If you prefer to have oil on your beans place them in your cabinet for a few months and they will become oily. The less oil, the fresher the coffee.
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