Many coffee drinkers like to make at least one cup of coffee at home. Usually it is the first cup that they drink. Many though will say that they much prefer to have someone else make the coffee because they’ll say they don’t make a great brew.
Sometimes it is because of the equipment. Many people don’t like to read the instructions for its use or even if they do, they don’t follow them. So naturally the resulting brew isn’t as good as it could be simply because the equipment may not be getting the best care and cleaning.
Other times, it could be the coffee isn’t properly cared for. Many choose to buy these instant coffee packs which really can’t compare to the freshly ground coffee. Even if they do, sometimes the coffee is improperly stored.
A few tips:
- Store your coffee in air tight, glass containers. These help keep them fresh and retain the flavors longer. Glass containers are the best because the smell of previous contents don’t stick to it. Your fresh beans won’t have the scent or oils of the old beans to mingle with.
- Rather than storing in the refrigerator, Keep them on the counter or in a cupboard. The flavor deteriorates rapidly due to the condensation.
- Buy just enough coffee that you can finish in a week. You can leave the container on the counter for that long and the beans will be still be good.
[tags] coffee beans,storage,tips [/tags]
Originally posted on December 20, 2006 @ 12:47 pm