There are many interesting things that many people do not know about coffee. Since I have started researching for this blog, I have found many unique things that can make your coffee experience a better one.
First off, coffee IS perishable. Coffee beans lose their freshness soon after they are roasted. If the beans are properly stored, they are good for about a month after roasting. On the other hand, ground beans will last one to two weeks after being roasted. The key to preserving your coffee is to keep the beans/grounds away from excessive air, moisture, heat, and light. This way, you can get the most out of your coffee.
There are also many misconceptions between light, medium, and dark roast. Light roast has the highest acidity and is the lightest in color. Light roast tends to have a lot of flavor, and is used for cuppings. Medium roast is darker in color and also has a visible oil on the bean. Medium roast has a good balance between acidity and body. The dark roast is darker in color and has an apparent oil on the bean. Because most of the coffee’s qualities are lost at this level of roast, it is difficult to pick out the specific qualities of the type of coffee.
Knowing these things, I hope it is easier for you to find a type of coffee that you like most, experiment with new types of roasts and preserve your favorites best!