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cgod  ·  132 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 20, 2019

I've been getting a few calls a month asking if I carry "White Coffee," which I don't and have no curiosity about. I'm sure it's a coffee fad that will mostly be forgotten in a few years.

A guy comes in the shop today with super excited eyes and asks if I have "White Coffee!"

"Nope, this is a traditional shop that eschews coffee fadism."

"Well I brought my own! Will you prepare it for me?"

I'd never seen it or tasted it, so what the fuck "I guess so."

He hands me a bag that looks like a bag of Bob's Red Mill white cornmeal, it smells like rancid coffee and something else that I still can't identify.

I make it pourover. It absorbs no water, it doesn't de-gass in anyway at all. I make sure to over extract it a bit to have a little left over to taste.

I chat with the guy a bit "I hate regular coffee, but I love this." Normally when someone says "I hate coffee!" I respond with "Well, you've come to the wrong place!" but I've had just about the shittiest week and didn't have it in me.

It smelled worse extracting than it does just sitting there. The flavor was acrid and grassy.

"I'm never doing this for you again sir, I don't ever want to smell this smell again."

I refused payment but suggested that if wanted he could drop a dollar in the jar.

Is "White Coffee" as bad as it seems? I love coffee but really hate fad bullshit coffee, I'm pretty sure that I wouldn't like the legendary good "White Coffee," but who knows.

zebra2  ·  132 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well, that's the first I've heard of white coffee. I guess I'll keep an eye out for it to inevitably pop up in one of the many trendy coffee places around here.

cgod  ·  132 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Let me know how that goes if ya get your hands on some.

I'm curious.

ButterflyEffect  ·  132 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah white coffee is a load of shit. It’s just barely roasted or in some cases baked beans that fuck up grinders because the beans are still way too hard and dense.

But there’s more caffeine!!!

Shut up there’s maybe a 5% v/v difference and unless you’re already sensitive to caffeine you’re not going to notice that.

But there’s more antioxidants!

Okay cool and that gets you what, exactly?

White coffee is a marketing label for people looking to swing the pendulum as far away from their perception of coffee (see: Starbucks level of bean roast) as possible.