You Thought Coffee Was Just Black and Brown? Think Again!

When it comes to coffee beans, there’s a whole world of colors out there that you may have never even imagined. That’s right, coffee beans can be everything from green to blue to black and everything in between. In this blog post, we’re going to take a look at all the different colors that coffee beans can be and what causes them. So brew yourself a cup of coffee, sit back, and let’s get started!

Green Coffee Beans

Let’s start with the most common color of coffee beans, which is green. Green coffee beans are simply coffee beans that have not been roasted yet. All coffee beans start out as green beans before they are roasted to bring out their characteristic flavor. The length of time that a bean is roasted will determine the final color of the bean as well as the flavor profile.

So why are green coffee beans so popular? It all has to do with the fact that green coffee beans have a very high level of chlorogenic acid. This acid is believed to have several health benefits including weight loss, lowered blood sugar levels, and reduced risk of heart disease. For this reason, many people choose to use green coffee bean extract as a dietary supplement.

Brown Coffee Beans

Once coffee beans are roasted, they will turn brown. The longer a coffee bean is roasted, the darker it will become. Dark roast coffees have a stronger flavor than light roast coffees because the roasting process breaks down some of the molecules in the bean that contribute to its bitterness.

The advantage of dark roast coffees is that they tend to be less acidic than light roasts. This is because the roasting process causes some of the acids in the bean to be broken down and evaporate. For this reason, dark roast coffees are often easier on the stomach for people who are sensitive to acidity.

Black Coffee Beans

Coffee beans can also be black! Black coffee beans are simply coffee beans that have been roasted for an extended period of time until they are almost burnt. Black coffee beans have a very strong flavor and plenty of caffeine. They are often used in Espresso recipes because of their intense flavor profile.


Who knew that there was such a wide world of colors when it comes to coffee beans? We hope you enjoyed learning about all the different colors that these amazing little beans can be! Check back soon for more posts about all things related to our favorite morning beverage!

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