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How to choose your coffee beans for an espresso grinder?
August 27,2021 coffee

Roast color, what's the idea?
Roasting is the high temperature cooking of the green coffee bean. It is an art ! The roasting acts as a revealer of the aromas of the bean. Without a suitable roasting, the specificity of the grain loses its shine.
 
There are several methods, but here's what to remember: If the degree of roasting is not high enough, the coffee may be too acidic. Conversely, a coffee that is too toasted will reveal too much bitterness. The taste of the coffee will vary on this axis, the aromas in addition.
 
When I figured that out, everything lit up (in my taste buds!). The coffee has become readable.
 
A medium to dark roast will be more suitable on grinder espresso machines or traditional manual coffee machines. Roasting too light in espresso may be too acidic.
 
For fans of Italian espresso, always prefer a darker roast that will reveal more gourmet notes of cocoa or toast.
 
Always go for a freshly roasted coffee!
We do not know that too much, but once cooked, coffee beans only retain all their organoleptic qualities (taste and smell) for 30 days, sealed bag. Beyond that, the coffee will very quickly lose its aromas. It even risks becoming rancid and therefore less good.
 
Therefore, I advise you to always choose a coffee that announces its roasting date because I have rediscovered the flavors of coffee!
 
How to choose your freshly roasted coffee beans on MaxiCoffee?
 
So, a so-called light roast (the beans are light brown), is generally more suitable for filter extractions, also called slow coffee or gentle methods. The coffee will instead offer tangy, fruit and citrus notes.
 
A medium to dark roast will be more suitable on grinder espresso machines or traditional manual coffee machines. Roasting too light in espresso may be too acidic.
 
For fans of Italian espresso, always prefer a darker roast that will reveal more gourmet notes of cocoa or toast.
 
 
 
Always go for a freshly roasted coffee!
We do not know that too much, but once cooked, coffee beans only retain all their organoleptic qualities (taste and smell) for 30 days, sealed bag. Beyond that, the coffee will very quickly lose its aromas. It even risks becoming rancid and therefore less good.
 
Therefore, I advise you to always choose a coffee that announces its roasting date because I have rediscovered the flavors of coffee!
 
Arabica or Robusta? or both ?
Arabica is known to offer better aromas.
 
As for Robusta, its main quality is to promote the crema on your espresso and the power of the body of your coffee. This is why, if you are looking to make an espresso “like in Italy”, I advise you to turn to 80% Arabica / 20% Robusta blends.
 
The more intense and “beefy” coffees generally contain Robusta, with a more thorough roasting, while the milder and aromatic coffees are most often 100% Arabica, with medium roasts, also called “monk's robe” (ma preferred roasting).
 
 
 
Promote the traceability of your coffee
A bean grown without care, on plots without character will not give good coffee: at best, you will have a flat coffee, therefore without much interest.
 
To obtain beautiful gourmet aromas, always opt for coffees with real identities. Several criteria can be indicated on your package of coffee: its country of origin, the region, the altitude of the plantation plot, or its treatment for example. So many criteria that can completely change your experience in a cup.
 
Adapt your coffee according to your drink
Espresso, long coffee, cappuccino ... not all coffees are suitable for all drinks and I have sometimes paid the price;)
 
100% Arabica with a light or medium roast will be more suitable for long coffees, extracted at low pressure but will be far too acidic for the ristretto. For an intense and beefy espresso, choose Italian blends with strong roasts.
 
Also note that cappuccinos are often revealed with arabica / robusta blends. The milk harmonizes perfectly with the bitterness of Robusta.
 
A blend is a blend of different coffees. Widely used by manufacturers, it harmonizes the taste of coffee and offers consumers a stable and constant taste.
 
However, the Blend can also be a nice surprise!
 
As with wine, the blends often reveal new aromas! This is why I personally advise you to turn to artisan roasts because even their Blends will offer you real traceability, and sometimes even labels such as Organic Coffee, for example.

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