Monday, November 2, 2009

What Makes Roasted Fresh Coffee Taste So Good?

By Bart Jones

How many times have you woken up to the wonderful smell of roasted fresh coffee in the morning and there seems to be nothing that could spoil your day? What about the flip side of that? Your electricity goes out in the middle of the night and you wake up late and you don't even have the magical brew to start your day off. For some people, the right cup of coffee just makes all the difference.

The bean is the where it all begins. If you put junk in, you get junk out. While some people are perfectly happy with Folgers, there are those who have to use one of the many gourmet brands that are on the market. The reality of it is that you can read about them as much as you want, but your taste buds are going to know when paradise has been found.

If you're of the gourmet ilk, you'll want to have only whole roasted fresh coffee beans on hand. Grind only enough beans to make a potful each time. Further, buy only sufficient quantities of whole beans to last for a month or two at a time. Keep them in an air tight container stored at room temperature, otherwise you risk the beans losing their freshness.

With the amount of companies out there that specialize in coffee these days, it is no surprise that there are plenty of coffee lovers who don't even make coffee at home. Their quest is to get out of bed and get to the nearest Dunkin' Donuts or Starbucks soon after awakening so their day can start. They are merely going through the motions until the first sip takes place.

If you brew your own coffee, an obvious consideration is your coffee maker. This is something that you can spend as little or as much as you want, depending upon what is important to you. There are those who merely need to get the coffee into their system to function so these individuals will buy just about any machine to get the magical black juice. However, if you are a true lover of coffee, you are at least going to make sure you get a machine with the optimal brewing temperature of 200 degrees.

On your quest for the perfect machine, do a lot of research and don't believe everything you read. If you want an honest opinion, go to a neutral reviewing site or check out forums that are aimed at coffee lovers. Even after all of that, you are still going to want to taste a cup before you buy it. Most decent sellers will have machines of various types up and brewing so you can try the coffee from the machine.

If you are a true coffee lover, you may find that you will travel to the ends of the world to make sure you get the perfect cup of coffee. You are probably also the person that goes away on vacation and drives the wait staff crazy because there is never a cup that is good enough to satisfy your desires. It's okay, there are plenty more out there just like you!

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1 comment:

gourmet coffee snob said...

I think more and more people are making coffee at home. With coffee shop prices in the clouds home brewed gourmet coffee is a bargin. Decaf coffee is also on the rise because of caffeine side effects and caffeine withdrawal.

By using the swiss water process decaf coffee beans can be roasted at home and still be great tasting coffee while removing about 97% of the caffeine.

gourmet coffee snob
always drink better coffee