Are coffee beans raw?

RawsikiRawsiki Raw Newbie

In the stores, there are bags of coffee beans, are these raw or have they been treated with some form of heat? If so, how do you know if coffee beans are raw or not, and where would you purchase them?


  • Don’t quote me but I am pretty all coffee beens have been processed and therefore are not raw. They usually are roasted…..I think your best bet is to get organic coffee beans b/c then at least they won’t be processed with a bunch of crap that you don’t know about…...again though, I may be wrong

  • Luna bluLuna blu Raw Newbie

    Coffee beans are roasted. They are not raw. If you need to drink coffee, buy organic, free trade.

  • JustineJustine Raw Newbie

    You can buy green(raw) coffee online and use cold press techniques to process it. Technically, that’s raw coffee, but I can’t guarantee you’ll like it.

  • kandacekandace Raw Newbie

    Yes, those beans are roasted. I believe that raw coffee beans are green.

  • Luna bluLuna blu Raw Newbie

    What do you want to use them for? Sounds like a dumb question, but maybe not!

  • RawsikiRawsiki Raw Newbie

    I was just wondering because I heard about a great recipe for raw chocolate cake that had a little bit of raw ground expresso…or something. And it sounded amazing.

  • Some coffee places do their own roasting, maybe they’d sell you some unroasted beans.

  • call me Regiecall me Regie Raw Newbie
    edited July 9
    Benny said:

    Some coffee places do their own roasting, maybe they’d sell you some unroasted beans.

     It's true, but do most people know how to roast it right? Depends on the types of coffee beans, their origin, special recommendations for every sort. To my mind, it's easier to make light roast coffee - better for health and got perfect taste. Isn't it a trend for the last few years?

  • ClaireTClaireT Raw Master

    Green coffee beans give me the biggest stomach ache. I've been sticking with cold brew chai tea if I need the boost. 

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