Have you been thinking about making the switch to coffee beans? Buying coffee beans can be worth the expense, if you can determine what you are exactly buying. I am going to breakdown the coffee bean lingo for you, so you can take the plunge towards buying coffee beans confidently. Are you ready? Let’s go!!
Just like fruits and veggies, coffee beans also have a growing and harvesting season. Keep in mind that coffee beans marked with “in season” doesn’t guarantee that they will taste fresher than the unmarked ones. Simply, a seasonal tag means that the company tends to rotate its offering based on smaller harvest that happen throughout the year. If you see the seasonal tag, that flavor won’t be around forever, so get it while you can!
The origin label will give you a general idea of the flavor of the bean. Latin American beans taste sweet and bright, African beans have a more fruity flavor and Indonesian beans are robust and earthy.
This mark only appears on officially accredited bags. This label means that the bean farmers received wages above market prices, this practice is rarer that you would expect.
You wouldn’t expect the elevation to make that much of a difference in a coffee bean. Turns out the higher up the beans are grown, the smoother the coffee will be. The milder temperatures and lower oxygen levels make the beans more concentrated and dense, making your cup of coffee smoother. However with the higher elevation, the higher the price tag.
Here is all you need to know when it comes to roast styles; from the lightest to darkest, these common roasts rank in increasing body to robustness: American, Full-city, Viennese, French, Italian and Spanish. These roasts will vary between companies, so be sure to sample a few types to determine your favorite.
The fresh-obsessed brand coffee makers will print the roast date on the bag. Some coffee lovers will claim that coffee beans are the best within two weeks of roasting. If your favorite retailer doesn’t print the roast date on their coffee, shop at a store that has a high turnover to guarantee freshness.
Once you have chosen your coffee beans, let me tell you the best way to store your beans.
There are a lot of opinions on the best way to store your coffee beans. The enemies of roasted coffee are air, moisture, light and heat. Therefore, an airtight container stored in a cool, dry, dark place is the best environment for your coffee. Do not freeze your coffee, not your beans, not your ground coffee and not your coffee pods. When coffee is roasted, the beans release their oils and essences to give the coffee its distinct flavor. ou in turn break down these oils and remove the amazing flavor from your coffee.
So there you have it, all of the information you will need in order to make a great coffee bean decision. I hope this has helped you in your search.
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