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How-To Roast Cambodian Coffee:
- Drive to a remote location where you can’t burn the city down.
- Get a massive roasting machine and hire two guys from 6:00-4:00pm to watch it all morning and afternoon.
- Get the fire going early…
- Funnel the coffee beans into the roasting machine.
- Lock and cover.
- Monitor for the next hour and a half.
- Release coffee beans into a barrel.
- Rake out coffee beans to cool.
- Draw a picture or create images with the coffee beans… I mean, check for quality control.
- Ship coffee beans straight to the customers.
- Brew a fresh cup of coffee =)
Pretty sure I got tan just standing next to that machine. Insanely hot!
But glad I got the opportunity to see how coffee beans get roasted… even happier I finally got to taste a cup!
So what does Angkor Coffee taste like?
Well I expected it to be strong… but I didn’t expect it to have the same natural flavor I tasted when I visited the coffee farms in Northern Cambodia. It had the same bitter coffee flavor as the reddish/greenish skin on the coffee bean.
Pleasantly unexpected! Strong, natural, bitter yet aromatic. I’m told it’s “very Cambodian” LOL. I guess you should try a cup when you’re in town… more info on that next post!