Interested to learn more about coffee plant sugar development? Then take a look at this re-post from the Colombian Coffee Hub.
All coffee plants produce sugars, but there are some factors associated to the environmental offer that make the plant consume sugars at a higher rate: temperature and altitude. Watch the video below for the quick lecture. So you can learn about the importance of:
- Height the coffee is grown.
- The affect of variance of rainfall.
- How the accumulation of sugars during growing is reflected in the cup.
- The importance of temperature on the development of sugars.
Is your interest peaked? Then watch the video:
Coffee plant sugar development
A note about roasting
As with any form of heat introduction to a product, the Maillard reaction that pronounces the sugar in the coffee. On the whole a good roaster should be able to expose sugar by careful roasting. The further a coffee is roasted the few sugars will remain in the roasted coffee.