Tuesday, 6 March 2012

The Green Bean Coffee Beans

We had run out of coffee beans at home and I was looking to get the our standard coffee: Jasper Isabella from our usual place. The shop that sells this coffee is quite far and I didn't have much time today to pick up any.

 A quick Google revealed a shop near by called The Green Bean. They sell freshly roasted coffee while you wait! I ordered 500gms of House Blend #6 and 500gm of Organic Fairtrade coffee. Both of these are supposed to be mild in drinking and we can't wait to try them.

One thing Luke did mention as I was paying for the coffee was:

Aging coffee after roasting can also play a part in the qualities it exhibits. The aroma of fresh roasted coffee beans is hard to beat, and pressing coffee while it is still warm out of the roaster is something we do all the time. But coffee beans need time to rest after they have been roasted. In fact, coffee that was aged while green will require a longer rest period after roasting in order to settle down. Fresh roasted coffee goes through a natural off-gassing process and it is usually days before a coffee reaches its peak in flavour. The lighter the roast, the longer it will take to peak.

 This means we have to wait for a 5-7 days before opening either of the bags. Boo!

The coffee machine we use at home is a Jura E80 which has been with us for almost 5 years. This still gives us a good cuppa. We would be lost without it.

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