• How Common Is Potato Defect, Really?

    If you’ve tasted or purchased a Rwandan, Burundian or Congolese coffee, you’ve probably heard of potato defect. Potato defect is when roasted, ground and brewed coffee smells and tastes like raw potato. It might seem frightening and omnipresent, but the truth is that potato defect is much less ubiquitous than we in the coffee industry have come to anticipate.