Are you drinking coffee that is “TOO FRESH”?

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There seems to be a urge now to get the freshest coffee, and a general belief that coffee roasted in the UK is going to be fresher than coffee roasted abroad.

 

Truth is that coffee beans need to rest for a few days after being roasted. The number of days will change depending on a number of factors, but at least 2-3 days are a must.

Espresso roasts then tends to need a few more days to develop aromas at their best.

Grinding coffee beans straight after roasting is a no-no. Besides the fact that they are soft so not the best to grind, beans need to release CO2, which gives coffee a very acidic taste.

That is why coffee should be packed in bag with one-way valve, to let Carbon Dioxide escape. Exactly like the ones we supply.

 

Maybe next time you taste coffee that is rather acidic, ask yourself if you are drinking coffee that is “too fresh”.

Of course, storage is also a very important factor. If stored correctly coffee beans will retain aromas for a good amount of time.

We hear that some people in the UK store their coffee in the fridge, thinking it will maintain it fresh for longer. That is the worst place you could store your coffee in! Humidity and changes in temperature allows condensation to develop, which in turn deteriorates coffee, spoiling the taste. Not only that, coffee will absorb all the smells coming from the rest of the food in your fridge. Coffee in fact works as a deodoriser (You can have a nice wee pack of ground coffee in your car!).

Can you imagine drinking coffee that actually tastes of blue cheese or seafood???

 

These are just a couple of guidelines to ensuring you have the best cup of coffee.

If having coffee with milk, follow the milk temperature rule. Over 70 degrees centigrade milk proteins coagulate, making the milk taste sour and burnt. The ideal temperature is 55-60 degrees. The combination of acidic coffee and sour milk is tragedy. Next time you order a cappuccino (ideally 25ml of coffee, 100ml of steamed milk), remember the 60 degrees rule. Taste the difference, taste the coffee! (Hopefully one that is not too fresh).

 

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