3 Secrets to Producing High-Quality Roasted Coffee
Coffee is one of the most consumed beverages on the planet. However, even though most people consider coffee to be the fuel to their body and mind, not everyone really knows what great coffee truly tastes like. This isn’t the consumer’s fault, but rather the roaster’s’ issue. In some instances, some roasters would invest in cheaper roasting procedures, low-quality beans, improper storage—basically all that is essential to producing great coffee. Seeing these malpractices, Don Pedro committed itself to providing the best conditions to produce the best coffee. Don Pedro is driven by the idea—to provide the best cup of coffee, every time.
“Why should you believe us,” you may ask yourself. This blog post aims to answer that question for you. Listed below are 3 major secrets that make the difference between mediocre and high-quality coffee.
The Art of Choosing High-Quality Beans
When it comes to coffee, the first step is getting access to high-quality beans. Compromising on the quality of coffee beans might be easier on one’s budget, but they tend to degrade quickly through the roasting process. Conversely, high-quality beans can withstand tougher environmental conditions and roasting processes, which means you will get a great cup of coffee, anywhere, anytime.
Now that you know the importance of high-quality beans, select them on the basis of them:
- Being free from faults and defects
- Being uniform in formation and size
- Having adequate moisture content (8.5-10.5%)
- Having balanced acidity
If these requirements are taken care of, you’re off to a good start. By fulfilling these, you will see a tremendous difference in the flavor profile of your coffee.
So how does one really understand what’s a good bean or not if they’re not a coffee connoisseur? Easy.
Understanding Signs of High-Quality Beans
There are some surprisingly specific characteristics of high-quality beans which you want to look for. For example, a straight one-line center cut, the absence of stick sliver skin, and a grayish-green color with a tint of blue. When it comes to post-roasting, look for a shiny, brilliant appearance that doesn’t create an oily external film.
Since that is out of the way, how does one store coffee to ensure its flavor isn’t lost in the tedious process of making coffee?
Proper Sample Storage
Providing samples of your product can truly boost your business. Everyone loves free samples, and they can do wonders for your brand. But if these samples are not stored properly, they can actually backfire and harm your product’s reputation. How? Well, if a sample is not stored properly, it can lose out plenty of flavor and quality over time. Think of how evaporation happens, water vapors into thin air. Similar concept. You must remember to always deliver and store samples in natural fiber or paper bags to help your coffee retain its taste for up to six months. And whatever you do, never use plastic bags!
Café Don Pedro carries amazing quality bean blends!
Don’t you wish you could get your hands on some of the finest coffees? One that is organically roasted and has the amazing flavor you’ve been deprived of? Contact our team at Café Don Pedro or visit our website for a closer look at our inventory.