"Home roasting is a relatively inexpensive way of testing the water, honing your craft, and practically applying new-found knowledge. To start roasting coffee at home, you just need three things: equipment, green beans, and basic roasting knowledge."
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Have you come across these words on a coffee packaging: Caturra, Typica, Bourbon, Geisha (or Gesha), and wondered what in the world are these fancy alien languages? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. It might be confusing at first but once you understand what it really means, you’ll be a coffee pro in no time. Let’s dive into it.
Are you a coffee lover looking to enjoy the freshest coffee, but not in a position to spend too much on an espresso machine yet? Don’t worry, you can always go with the simplest brewing method: using hot water poured over ground coffee. Essentially, there are two ways to do this, immersion or percolation.
Our head roaster tells me that, “fresh coffee to me is when the coffee flavours are at its peak”.
This means that you actually need to give time for your coffee to rest and de-gas before consumption, so that their flavours can fully develop. Read on to understand more about the degassing process, how long you need to let your coffee rest and some practical tips to enjoy fresh coffee.
The most common decision to make would be to choose between single origin or coffee blends. Without knowing exactly what they are or why they are created, it would be difficult to make well informed choices. Without further ado, let’s dive into it.