Coffee, when compared to other beverages, can resemble a good wine in some ways.
There are a staggering amount of great coffees available, and deciding which beans to buy can be difficult for many coffee lovers-there are in fact a great many coffee brands on the market today and just as many variables to pay attention to.
The purchase of the best coffee beans can help you get the most out of your coffee maker, without forgetting that the coffee maker itself remains a very important element: if you want to have a better quality of coffee passes through our online shop and choose one of our best coffee machines For beans, capsules or pods.
Are the best coffee beans Arabica or Robusta?
The main choice when it comes to coffee is between the two varieties Arabica and Robusta.
Robusta has more caffeine and less sugar thanArabica, but it generally has more bitterness and less acidity, which is precisely why it is used in blends to give a richer, more intense taste, such as for blending instant coffee.
Choosing single-origin or blended coffee beans?
Single-origin coffee uses beans from one precise location and can be compared to choosing a wine made from grapes of one variety from one vineyard. High-quality coffee generally comes from a single-origin estate.
Each type of single-origin coffeehas a different taste, each with its own nuances that distinguish the varieties: soft, mellow, round or nutty in flavor.
The key is to read the description carefully and buy single-origin coffee from coffee brands that get the best from the beans.
But beware! Not all single-origin coffees turn out to be a particularly interesting drink in their own right, which is where blends come in: typically consisting of two types of coffee, picked for their complementary or contrasting flavors .
High-quality blends are created for the best taste, as it is easier to make coffee retain the same flavor throughout the year. Coffee blends often use a combination of Arabica and Robusta, balancing the two types of coffee to create distinctive, more or less intense flavors.
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The effect of roasting on coffee
All coffee beans are roasted, turning the green beans into the typical brown coloring you will recognize. During the roasting process, the beans take on a different color as the sugars inside are caramelized.
There is an improper rumor that dark roasted coffee is stronger and contains more caffeine. This is actually not the case: dark roasted coffee tastes stronger because the sugars have been caramelized for longer resulting in a burnt flavor.
During roasting, coffee creates two cracks: the moment when the bean makes an audible crunch, somewhat like popcorn, is caused by the expansion of the beans in which their moisture evaporates and the heat causes the bean to crack.
After the first split and up to the second, the beans go from light to medium roast, developing their valuable flavors. After the second crack, the grains become very dark and oily, developing that burnt, intense taste.
Generally, single-origin coffee beans work best with a medium roast, as this preserves their flavors and aromas, always being careful not to go too far with roasting all coffee beans begin to taste the same.
For coffee blends, however, only one roast can be used on all types of beans used. However, it is more common to use a split roast in which each type of coffee is roasted individually to best bring out its flavors.
What are the best coffee beans to choose?
There is no right or wrong answer to this question, since both the type of bean and the type of roasting used produce enormous variation in flavor and taste.
The important thing is to experience the flavor by trying different kinds of beans: turn to our
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