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Gromitsend
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Posted Wed May 18, 2005, 11:26pm
Subject: Eating Coffee beans raw
 

Now some of you might cringe at the thought, But I really enjoy raw coffee beans. They're great just sucking on, or eating raw, alone,  with chocolate, or even mixed into some icecream. You get over the bitterness after a while and actually develop quite the taste for them (much like brewed coffee itself)

I've searched all over the internet and much of these forums, but I can't find much about Eating Coffee beans raw.
Does Anyone else do this?
What brands have you found to be the most tasteful?
and finally, Is there anything harmful about eating them raw?
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Posted Wed May 18, 2005, 11:39pm
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I sprinkle grounds on ice cream.  About half a tablespoon on 3 scoops.

 
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Posted Wed May 18, 2005, 11:49pm
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I assume when you say 'raw', you mean roasted but unground beans? At first I thought you meant unroasted, green beans.

I love em, and generally eat one or two as soon as they have cooled after roasting to get a hint at their flavour.

I once heard that chewing on coffee beans is not recommended by doctors (including those fantastic chocolate coated beans) as we never chew them fine enough and they don't digest to well - meaning we have these sharp bits of poorly ground coffee in our stomachs.

I tried the ground coffee on icecream once and found that it was too bitter straight up - perhaps I used too much coffee.

Now, an affogato is a different thing - fantastic in summer

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Posted Thu May 19, 2005, 7:46am
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yep, lots of fiber.

chewing green beans takes a bit more effort.
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Posted Thu May 19, 2005, 9:10am
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I always taste beans after roasting.  You can get some feedback about the texture and flavor of the roasted beans that way.  Enjoy ground coffee sprinkled over ice cream.  Gets crunchy and is very tasty.

It may not be too good if you have diverticulosis.
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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2006, 2:38am
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Raw Beans, If you are talking about, GREEN BEANS, These are Nutshell hard, and will not give you any flavour.... The flavour comes in the roast.
MMMMMM
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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2006, 5:28am
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reschsmooth Said:

I once heard that chewing on coffee beans is not recommended by doctors (including those fantastic chocolate coated beans) as we never chew them fine enough and they don't digest to well - meaning we have these sharp bits of poorly ground coffee in our stomachs.

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maybe we should say that to our customers as we put a couple of choc coated beans on the side of our coffees.
i dint think they'd take any notice as they are quite addictive.

when i saw raw i thought green beans also, as for roasted, i cant see why not.

green beans wont do much for you. unless your a coffee grower and eating them green has been a way to taste them. we had a coffee grower frim png come in ages ago and asked if he could sample some beans, we got some roasted ones for him and he said "no, iwant green ones"

he chewed away, and as i recall said some of them were quite sweet.

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2006, 3:53pm
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I must admit, after the last "Coffee Eating" thread I tried a dusting of ground coffee (>turkish, <espresso) on some peanut buttered toast.  Not bad.
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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2006, 8:52pm
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Gromitsend Said:

Now some of you might cringe at the thought, But I really enjoy raw coffee beans. They're great just sucking on, or eating raw, alone,  with chocolate, or even mixed into some icecream. You get over the bitterness after a while and actually develop quite the taste for them (much like brewed coffee itself)

I've searched all over the internet and much of these forums, but I can't find much about Eating Coffee beans raw.
Does Anyone else do this?
What brands have you found to be the most tasteful?
and finally, Is there anything harmful about eating them raw?

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Hello.  I recall reading somewhere that unprocessed coffee beans (not roasted), and unprocessed chocolate (cocoa beans) are the considered to be the dirtiest food products sold on the open market.  I don't recall what they meant by dirtiest, but I feel that by roasting the beans the high heat must address some or all of that issue.

I do know that alot of the coffee beans are water processed, and the water in alot of the countries that the beans come from is poor quality at best.  I would not want to eat them raw.

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Posted Tue Jul 18, 2006, 8:02pm
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Seeing as I work at a coffee shop as a barista, I get a free pound of coffee beans a week. And since I get all the free coffee I ever want from work (brewed from their high-quality brewers, not my mr. coffee), I rarely ever use up my beans. Until one day I discovered how good coffee beans really taste. Well, I started out having 2 or 3 a day, then each day having more and more, untill i was chewing and chewing away on coffee beans all day (50+). Well, 3 days ago I suffered a bad headache in the morning (I had to work this day). Seeing as I thought it was dehydration at first, I drank alot of water, and that doing no good, my boss told me that warm drinks open up the blood vessels, and may help with a headache (Advil had done nothing). I also am mildly addicted to caffein. So I go and have more coffee, thinking it may be a headache from lack of caffein (and I ate some more beans as well). Well, things go down hill from here. I am dizzy, everything is dissasociated, I have a bad headache and nausea. It was a quiet day and when my boss left, I went to the back room and layed down on the floor to try and get some rest. I couldnt sleep for a damn (the 100 degree heat and lying on a tile floor didnt help), and i just rested for 40 minutes, till 5 minutes before I could leave. When I got up (because a customer had walked in) I still felt dizzy and more nauseated then ever. While talking to the customer, I almost threw up 3 times. My jaw muscles clenched together and I was salivating heavily, feeling weak all over and extremely dizzy, with some mild stomache convulsions. I managed to not throw up and after leaving work and getting home to my AC i felt better. I am a musician, and I had a concert in 2 hours so i thought I would get some sleep. I layed down but couldnt sleep (and I had about 4 hours the previous night). So before the concert I drank a coke to wake me up. I managed to play the concert, but I was feeling so dizzy that I could not walk straight. I went home afterwards and spent a long time trying to sleep, and finally fell asleep.

After some internet research the next day, I figured out that I had overdosed on caffein. So my best advice is never get hooked on eating coffee beans, even with their oh-so-delicious taste. Because after a long time and alot of them, it will screw you up.

I also met a strange man (that ordered a bottled drink, during the absolute worst part of the day) who gave me his email adress on paper, telling me some really strange things, and when another co-worker walked in and I was talking to them I got a strange look from my co-worker. I never found the paper with the email adress, which I clearly remember putting in my pocket. He was telling me about an event to go to, and when I googled it the next day, it turned out to be in Arkansas (I live in Minnesota). I have never heard of people experiencing hallucinations from a caffein overdose, but it made me wonder about that. It could have just been coincidental.
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