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Torrefacto, Suiker Geroosterde Koffee & Sugar-Roasted Coffee

I have often had people speak to me about how their grandmother used to roast coffee on the Aga stove, and that she would use sugar in the roasting process, then add a pinch of salt in the brew.

I could never quite get my head around the act of adding sugar, except maybe to make a cheap and bitter coffee less bad? The addition of a few grains of salt I only recently learned does improve the taste of a flat cup by replenishing lost minerals in bland RO water – the result being the acidity of the coffee is brought back to life. Interesting that, because I have also read that RO water has a very high PH… hmmm…

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