A Couple of Coffee Tips for Best Flavor and Aroma
A Couple of Coffee Tips for Fellow Drinkers to
assure the best flavor and aromatic results.
If you really love a perfect cup of coffee then now is a good time to
learn how to get the best deals when
buying your coffee, the best ways of grinding coffee
beans, a wise way of storing the coffee and
the proper way of preparing it to enjoy your coffee
to the fullest.
Many suggest buying fresh coffee from a local roaster. A good
suggestion - beginning with your local roaster
gives you a couple of advantages.
First one is the freshness. You are somewhat guaranteed
that what you get is quite fresh since these local
roasters roast the coffee in smaller batches which also
results in a tastier and more aromatic product.
When you buy coffee, make sure that you buy just enough for two
weeks at a time. Buying a large stock is not good.
At the end of the two weeks, the coffee begins to lose its rich
It doesn't matter whether the beans were roasted locally. Storing
them for weeks is never good.
Also, on a related note, you should stay away from shops that
display their coffee in bins. The air that enters the
display bins helps quicken the phase of flavor loss.
You will loose a lot of the coffee's flavor
when you expose a freshly roasted batch of beans to the
Most of the aroma and flavor come from the oils that come
out after roasting the beans. The oil will evaporate
when exposed to air and along with that the flavors and
aroma of the coffee will be jeopardized. Aside from air,
added factors that can
reduce the quality of your coffee are heat, light and
When storing coffee, use vacuum containers. Some advise
storing your coffee beans inside the freezer. However,
if you're going to store beans in a freezer don't make a
habit of taking them out and returning them to your
freezer. When the coffee beans warm up, the condensation
can damage them causing loss in flavor and aroma.
Ideally, never store ground coffee. What you should do is
grind only the amount that you will need and store the
beans. If you have to store ground coffee, place it
inside airtight containers and at room temperature.
If you're going to store coffee beans, make sure that you
store only for a week, two weeks maximum. Storing beans
any longer than that can severely affect the overall
taste and smell of the coffee.
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