White coffee is made by roasting at a lower temperature. In other words, you are half-roasting the coffee bean. Due to this, the beans are very dense making nearly impossible to grind in a grinder. You may need to pull out that old-fashioned mortar and pestle for these white beans! Typically, white coffee tastes better when brewed at a hotter temperature, so we suggest you using a moka pot or a french press.
What does it taste like?
The taste can vary depending on the origin of the bean. Usually white coffee as well as a light roasted coffee has a strong sour, grassy flavor as well as a pronounced nuttiness.
Does it have more caffeine?
While some people will say yes, others disagree. Some believe that if you roast the beans for less time they will not lose their caffeine content. But this “loss” that occurs is very minimum. The truth is that caffeine content remains pretty much the same during each stage of the roasting process. The difference between roasts is taste, not the amount of caffeine.
Is White Coffee healthy?
There are more health benefits to drinking white coffee. Due to this unique roasting process, there is more chlorogenic acid present, which boosts antioxidant activity. The benefits of chlorogenic acid include better glucose and insulin regulation, decreased blood pressure, and improved cardiovascular function. It has also been shown to stimulate weight loss, reduce the risk of diabetes, and more.
This unique way of roasting presents new opportunities for experienced coffee drinkers and coffee newbies alike to find new realms of flavor within the coffee world.