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Are my coffee beans too dry?

Dave MP | Jun 18, 201507:52 AM

Two days ago I bought a sealed bag of coffee beans from a local coffee shop. They are Kokanna Ethiopian beans from Verve Coffee Roasters in Santa Cruz.

I opened up the bag this morning, and the beans seemed quite dry and were very light in color. Very little (if any) oiliness to them. I ground the beans in my normal way, and used my French press the same way I do for other beans, and the result was a very watery coffee which wasn't very pleasant to drink. I ended up tossing this, and using a few leftover beans (a House Blend from another local coffee roaster) to make a new batch of coffee.

So, my question is, is there something wrong w/ my Kokanna beans? Or am I just making the coffee incorrectly?

The photo is a color comparison of the two coffee beans I had. Note that the darker one actually isn't all that dark (i.e. a French Roast would look even darker than both of these).

Any help would be appreciated!

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