Whole Bean Coffee
My mornings changed when I got one of my
first writing assignments. I was already a coffee fiend, but I
didn’t know very much about coffee then. My assignment was
about whole bean coffee and how to grind it at home. I was
amazed at the information I found, and decided then and there
that I wanted to use whole bean coffee and grind it myself at
home instead of buying already ground. Once I started buying
and grinding whole bean coffee, I found that indeed there was a
difference in taste for my daily pot of coffee.
When coffee is roasted, it is roasted in whole bean form.
They roast the beans to different tastes, and the beans are
then either ground, or sent out whole. You can buy either kind,
but you may want to consider buying whole bean coffee and
grinding it at home. This isn’t very difficult, and it won’t
cost you much more than what you already pay. A bag of whole
bean coffee costs the same as the ground coffee; at least it
does where I shop. You have to invest in a coffee grinder, but
they aren’t very expensive, and they are very easy to use.
When whole bean coffee is ground, it immediately begins to
lose the oils that make your coffee taste good. Imagine how
much taste is lost if the beans are ground in the factory. They
lose oils from that moment on, no matter how fresh the package
claims to be. It may take weeks for the ground coffee to get
from the factory to your kitchen. I’m not saying that ground
coffee is bad, it can be rather good, but whole bean coffee
ground in your kitchen has a fresh and natural taste. You can
ground enough for more than one day if you want, but be sure to
keep it stored in a dark place and keep it sealed tight.
You can also buy whole bean coffee in decaf form, and in
almost any strength of caffinated you can imagine. You can find
breakfast blends, French roast, and anything else you could
want. If you don’t know what strength you may want, find a
whole bean coffee display like Green Mountain. You can use a
bag and get any amount of whole bean coffee you want. You can
get a sample of many different types of coffee and then try
them at home. You can experiment with strengths, and even mix
types if you like.