How to choose coffee beans? A must see for white people!

The goal of choosing coffee beans: to buy fresh, reliable quality coffee beans that suit your taste. After reading this article so that you can buy coffee beans in the future without doubt, the article is very comprehensive and detailed, we recommend collecting. The 10 questions to ask when buying beans are as follows:


(1) Where to sell? Professional coffee online stores or offline physical coffee shops. Avoid the pit: do not go to large shopping supermarkets to buy, the freshness of the coffee beans is difficult to guarantee; of course, the quality of online stores varies, some stores sell a variety of categories, may not be too careful to protect the quality of coffee beans.

(2) Raw beans or cooked beans? Ordinary people generally do not have the conditions for roasting, naturally buy cooked beans, the market is also the majority of cooked beans. Online merchants will also sell raw beans, and the price is cheaper compared to cooked beans, you need to pay attention when buying, do not buy the wrong.

(3) Single product beans or mixed beans? Single product beans can be commonly understood as a single origin, a single variety of beans, suitable for making hand brewed coffee, coffee newcomers at home to make hand brewed preferred single product beans; collocation beans commonly understood is to mix several beans together, often used to make espresso, mostly used in cafes; attention to avoid pit: online store merchants in order to improve sales range and sales, will deliberately boast their own collocation beans suitable for hand brewing. Of course, you can't generalize, and experts can also use blended beans to make hand brewed.

(4) How to choose the roast level? The degree of roasting affects the flavor of coffee, roughly divided into shallow, medium and deep (heavy) roasting, shallow closest to the original flavor of coffee beans, acidity is thick; deep roasting presents a full-bodied and strong flavor, the taste is bitter; medium roasting can balance the acidity and full-bodied, more like, the public preferred. If you are worried that the coffee will be acidic or bitter and you can't drink it, you should conservatively choose a balanced medium roast. Of course, if you drink hand brewed at home all year round, it is recommended to boldly try a variety of roasted coffee beans. If you can't accept the acidity or bitterness of the beans, you can add sugar to balance the taste.

(5) Arabica or Robusta? Of course Arabica is preferred, buying Robusta beans is risky. If an online store describes beans with the word Robusta, be cautious about buying them, especially if you buy them to make hand-pumped beans. Of course we don't have to worry too much because most of the beans sold in the market are Arabica beans, and some of the Robusta individual beans from some production areas are also suitable for making hand brew. Merchants may not describe in detail, clearly saying that the beans belong to Arabica beans, more description is the bean's production area, do not write does not mean that it is not, such as Ethiopia and Kenya, which also belongs to Arabica beans.

(6) How to see the origin of coffee? Origin actually does not require special selection, the famous origin: Ethiopia, Colombia, Kenya, Brazil, Guatemala, Costa Rica, etc., the flavor of each country is different, there is no good or bad. Of course, especially to mention that China's Yunnan coffee beans, try more Yunnan coffee beans, support the national product, look forward to the rise of national products.

(7) How to read the date: shelf life, production date, roast date, appreciation period, freshness period silly? The best use period for coffee beans is within one month of roasting, which is called the freshness period or taste period, which varies depending on the bean species. After this period, the quality of coffee beans will be greatly reduced, and the flavor will be greatly reduced, so the shelf life of the business labeled 365 days has no reference significance. Production date: that is, the roasting date, generally speaking, good beans are in the consumer order and then roasted, buy beans to buy now roasted. Online stores conscientious and professional merchants often clearly mark the production/roasting date and freshness period of the beans, if the merchants are not specified, then the beans may not be fresh. So before buying beans, it's important to make sure that they are freshly baked.

(8) How many portions to buy? A small amount often buy, double 11 also have to control the hands, buy more prices have preferential, no affordable. The current market common portion sizes are 100 grams,, 250 grams (half a pound), 500 grams (a pound), 227 grams (half a pound) and 454 grams (a pound), etc. In order to ensure that the beans bought fresh and can be used up within the freshness period, single use is recommended to buy a package of 250 grams or less each time, in accordance with a day punch once, 15 grams of punch cooked for one person, 250 grams of beans half a month to use up.

(9) How to see the packaging? This is about the preservation of coffee beans, to prevent deterioration of coffee beans, the most common bags in online stores are: bags with sealed zippers and one-way exhaust valve, such bags are easy to use and can keep fresh. Some businesses are ordinary bag packaging, no zipper and one-way exhaust valve, buy back after opening and use, and then preservation is very troublesome.

(10) Is it important how the coffee is treated? The main methods are water treatment, sun treatment and honey treatment, which are very important to the impact of coffee beans, but the average consumer does not need to deliberately choose, each has its own good, because the end result of this treatment will be reflected in the coffee flavor, so the real choice is to make the flavor.

Regarding coffee tasting

Test Cup
The quality of the coffee beans and the roast can be evaluated most directly using this method, which often involves steeping the coffee to remove the liquid. The flavor descriptions on the label and packaging of the coffee beans you purchase every day are tasted by cupping.

To maximize the flavor of freshly made, hand-brewed coffee, it is immediately absorbed in small sips like soup with a spoon, allowing the coffee liquid to quickly atomize in the mouth. The aroma is then transported via the respiratory system to the root of the nose.

stale aroma: the scent given out by coffee beans after they have been powdered.
moist aroma: after the coffee beans have been brewed and drip-filtered, the scent of the coffee liquid.
Flavor: the coffee bean's scent and flavor that is most similar to a certain cuisine or plant.
Body: A good cup of coffee will taste mellow, smooth, and full; on the other hand, if a cup of coffee makes you feel rough and watery in the mouth, it is actually an obvious sign of poor taste.

Post time: Apr-27-2023