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Experimental coffees and research

03. Our Research

Experiment #145

Roasting|Jun 27, 2017

Coffee Roasters: I don't like sour coffee

"My coffee is sour", "I don't like sour coffee". Probably two of the most common comments any specialty coffee roaster treading the lighter roast spectrum would hear. What is the deal with sour coffee and why do so many coffee shops continue to serve them despite resistance from customers?
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Experiment #146

Roasting|Jul 6, 2017

How to ensure consistency in coffee roasting

Roasting coffee is just like cooking. You need to follow a recipe if you want any semblance of consistency. If only it were THAT easy. We all know how food can taste totally different even when we follow a recipe to the T (or so we think). So, what is the recipe for coffee roasting and how do we ensure and measure consistency in our roasts?
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Experiment #147

Roasting|Jul 13, 2017

The art of NOT blending coffee

Coffee blends have been around for a very long time and is traditionally the more popular choice among many coffee drinkers compared to single origins. While I believe that blends have their place among the market, Compound Coffee’s own stance is that of NOT blending. Here’s why.
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