Coffee lovers have two choices regular or specialty.
The journey of a coffee bean is a very long and complicated one. The coffee bean goes through several phases during which it is ruined our tuned into a flavourful coffee. The ruined bean could turn a complete coffee container taste like bitter pee. Yes, you read it right.
Let’s make it clear, in the present world; the regular coffee is just a lousy quality produced coffee which lacks transparency and sustainability. Consequently it offers you an unpleasant coffee encounter with its bad taste and not so out-of -this-world-feeling.
You have possibly gone through studies regarding Website health benefits of coffee from decreased risk of various cancers, Alzheimer’s, dementia. On the other hand, drinking regular coffee can lead to worst side effects that affect your body from head to toe.
So how would you select your coffee now? How would you know if you’re experiencing a routine or the specialty coffee? There is only 1 way to comprehend this and that’s the understanding of the production details of this coffee from its seeding to brewing.
Growth and Performance
It starts with a coffee bean, the same seed your coffee is brewed from. Originally an unprocessed coffee bean is planted which has to be of supreme quality that has to be planted in the right time at the ideal spot for the creation of supreme quality coffee. There are two groups of coffee Robusta and Softer Arabica, but they’re easy to grow. Generally, all the kinds of specialty coffee are produced by top quality seeds of Arabica.
After three to four years, the coffee tree provides its original fruit i.e. coffee beans that can be harvested. Generally, coffee beans are chosen by palms through selective pick or strip pick. Strip picking is done fast but it involves picking all the berries of the trees simultaneously. Selective pick is more time consuming but results are better as only the beans which are near ripeness are picked and raw beans are left.
After the stage of picking comes the stage of processing. This has to be done as swiftly as possible to prevent spoilage.
In the dry method, we distribute coffee beans to dry them out into a bigger surface under the sun. In the wet method, the coffee beans pulp is removed and we maintain the beans to ferment in the tanks. After that we wash them with water. This is the vital stage of processing where most of the mistakes are made. Bad fermenting and washing may lead to bad bitter taste of the coffee which cannot be removed later.
After drying the coffee beans we separate them by weight and size. In this procedure, we eliminate all the bad color and damaged seeds. It is important to eliminate the bad quality bean as it can destroy your whole coffee with adding sour vinegar like flavor. After separation, the green coffee beans are stored ion sisal or jute bags to be shipped for roasting.
After the coffee beans arrive for roasting, we examine them for the shade. The taster also referred to as the cupper details the quality. Right after visual approvals the roasting, smelling, brewing, slurping and quality evaluation is done which is again approved by cupper to start the roasting of the remaining beans.
We roast bean at approximately 230-260 degrees celsius. We keep the beans moving while they’re roasted. The beans change the colour from green to brown and the coffee beans reaches to the maximum level of aroma. After the conclusion of the process, the beans are put to cool down through air or water. Now the beans are ready to be brewed for 2-30 times as the aroma begins to fade then. Higher quality specialty coffee is the majority of the time provides excellent tastes even after the given time but the normal coffee is hopeless.
Grinding And Brewing
The beans can be bought in whole shape or we can get them grinded. Although grinded beans make a huge difference while extracting all the flavour within no time for a perfect cup of java. We grind the beans finer for espresso and maintain them coarse for filtered brewing.
Coffee brewing is like a process in a chemistry lab. You can spend more time studying the procedure; however it is enough for a lot of us to cover the basics. Now brew the coffee with your favorite method with care and take a sip and appreciate the long journey of the ideal coffee bean.