|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||426/595 ; 426/467 ; 426/468|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 18 인용 특허 : 3|
Disclosed herein is a coffee product which when brewed is characterized by having a reduced bitterness and improved freshness retention or brew holding quality. The coffee product is produced by an ultrafast roasting process wherein a blend of green coffee beans is roasted to a specific color preferably using a fluidized bed roaster at temperatures of from about 550°F. (288°C.) to about 750°F. (399°C.) for 30 to 120 seconds. The roasted coffee is quenched with air or inert gas, and ground or flaked.
A process for preparing a coffee product comprising: (1) roasting green coffee beans in a fluidized bed roaster in from about 30 seconds to about 120 seconds at temperatures of from about 550°F. to 750°F. to a color of from about 19 to about 23 Hunter “L”units, wherein the surfaces of the roasted beans are not more than 10 Hunter “L”units different in color from the average color throughout the beans and wherein the level of fluidization during roasting is from about 9 to about 14 pounds of hot air per pound of green coffee per minute; (2) air quenching ...