We get a lot of questions about shiny beans, and there’s a lot of misinformation out there. Shiny beans aren’t bad! Here’s what’s really happening when your coffee looks shiny or feel oily.
As we know, coffee is a fruit and what we call “beans” are actually the seeds of the coffee cherry. These seeds have naturally occurring oils and when the beans are washed, hulled, dried, and roasted, the oils start to turn from a solid to a liquid.