Coffee Tips – Five ways to keeps your coffee fresh at home.
5 TIPS FOR FRESH COFFEE AT HOME
BUY FRESH COFFEE BEANS
If you REALLY want the freshest and best tasting coffee, you are going to have to start buying whole beans. It’s the inescapable truth, so steer away from the pre-ground variety, unless your supplier grinds it there and then, and you plan to drink it in the next few days. If you enjoy inferior cups of coffee, then just buy the long shelf life, pre-ground coffee you are used to. Be wise, if you want Fresh Coffee invest in a BURR GRINDER and grind it yourself for.
KEEP YOUR FRESH COFFEE AWAY FROM OUTSIDE ELEMENTS
When exposed to air, ground coffee immediately begins to deteriorate and go stale. So if you have an open container of pre-ground coffee next to your coffee maker, you definitely need to make some changes. The oils from the coffee beans slowly begin to lose their punch and lose flavour. ALWAYS use your LOCAL Shops to buy fresh coffee, many Coffee Shops now sell Beans and are only too happy to give advice and guidance – don’t be shy… ask if you need help.
USE AN AIRTIGHT CONTAINER
When Coffee is exposed to air we know that is starts to lose it’s freshness immediately. So the best advice is to invest in really good airtight containers to store it in. Coffee is not cheap, and we should store it correctly. We all hate waste don’t we? Have a shop around and look for good canisters to protect our precious product.
STORE IN A COOL DRY PLACE
You’ve heard people saying ‘the experts say store Fresh Coffee in the freezer’ right? Well to be honest, the jury is out on that one, and while it may be trendy, it’s generally not advisable. Furthermore, when exposed to freezing, coffee beans lose some of their wonderful and flavourful oils, this is the last thing you want. So the best place is cool and dark environment, like in a cupboard or pantry so it is not exposed to direct sunlight.
GRIND JUST BEFORE YOU BREW
Why does Coffee in Coffee Shops taste so good? Well, there are many reasons, but the best tasting Coffee comes from shops that grind ‘on demand’. That means the Coffee is ground right before the Coffee is brewed and thus delivers it’s fullest flavour right before you drink it. So using this as a model – use your Burr Grinder and grind right before you intend to drink your Coffee. It might be worth investing in a set of digital weighing scales so you can be accurate with your dose and not waste anything.