Fast roasted coffee providing increased brew strength and darker cup color with desirable brew acidity

  • US 5,721,005 A
  • Filed: 08/16/1995
  • Issued: 02/24/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/16/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A roast and ground or flaked coffee product having a Hunter L-color of flora about 13 to about 19 and which comprises from about 50 to 100% high acidity-type coffee, from 0 to about 30% low acidity-type coffee, and from 0 to about 50% moderate acidity-type coffee, said coffee product being capable of providing a consumable coffee beverage having:

  • (1) a brew solids level of from about 0.4 to about 0.6%;

    (2) a Titratable Acidity of at least about 1.52;

    (3) a brew absorbance of at least about 1.25, provided that when the Titratable Acidity is in the range of from about 1.52 to about 2.0, said brew absorbance value is equal to or greater than the value defined by the equation;

    space="preserve" listing-type="equation">1.25+ 0.625×

    (2.0-TA)!wherein TA is the Timtable Acidity.

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