One Trick To Make Your Coffee Taste Even Better!
August 13, 2017 10:17am CST
How do you make your coffee? Do you grind the beans yourself or buy a container with coffee ready to brew. I have done both ways myself. If your a grinder the web site " Eat This, Not That", has a recommendation for you to make your coffee taste spectacular! All you have to do is one easy, science-backed trick. Chemists at the University of Bath collaborated with a British café' to analyze how different temperatures of coffee beans affects flavor. They found that chilling coffee beans before grinding them resulted in a more tasty and aromatic dose of caffeine. This article contradicts another source I found, "Real Simple," who recommends keeping your coffee in an opaque airtight container away from light, heat, and moisture. They also stated if you do freeze your beans and thaw, use them within 2 weeks to retain their flavor. In addition, keeping beans in the freezer over 1 month effects its quality. So seems like a difference of opinion on coffee freshness and a topic to debate here? Has anyone heard of this trick for preparing coffee? How do you store your coffee beans? What is your method for preparing coffee? Sources- Eat This, Not That & Real Simple Photo- trilllist.com
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Did I tell you that I am Italian? Freezing the beans (or even keeping them in the refrigerator) is a crime, they become humid and the taste of the coffee suffers. I grind my beans (of course) and I keep the beans in a airtight container in a cool dark place. This is only the start.
@dgobucks226 I suppose that my Mom years ago read something similar. When she prepared the coffee I asked her if she bought very cheap beans or what she did to kill all the aroma, she explained she has put the grind in the freezer because she had read this, I replied "sometimes is better not to be able to read".
• Richfield, Utah
Since I'm the only one in the house that drinks coffee, I do instant. I'm not letting my oldest son drink coffee till he 16. My dad on the other hand, still makes his on the stove with the old percolators. Best coffee ever!
• United States
My daughter in law keeps her beans in an air tight container in the closet. She will take some out and grind them so she has a few days supply of ground beans. These she puts in an air tight container and puts it in the refrigerator.
• United States
We either buy pre-ground or grind the beans ourselves. Interesting about chilling them . . . for the longest time ours were cold anyway because a friend told us it's better to keep it in the fridge! But then we heard it's best to not store them in the fridge. Not sure which tastes better honestly . . . just give me some hot bean water and I'm happy .
• Delhi, India
We normally take instant coffee. Coffee which is made of beans requires a filter and longer process, which we do not resort to. No doubt that if one makes coffee with beans it would have different taste than instant coffee. Thanks for sharing information about getting better taste of coffee from the beans.
• French Polynesia
I tried for years to drink coffee. Evening working the graveyard shift I tried hard to drink it. I put in tons of sugar and cream and it still tasted awful to me. I gave up on drinking coffee years and years ago. However, my boyfriend loves coffee and he can even drink the instant stuff if he needs his coffee.