If you’re going to invest in a specialty coffee as rare and precious as Panama geisha coffee beans (also known as Gesha coffee) in 2023, you’ll want to handle it with care. Contrary to popular belief, picking up even the most outstanding Panama geisha coffee beans money can buy doesn’t necessarily mean the greatest cup of specialty coffee you’ve ever tasted.
After all, you could take home a white truffle worth thousands, but this doesn’t mean you know how to cook with it, if you know what we mean.
The way you go about the brewing process will make all the difference to the final product you come up with. If making a standard cup of coffee with generic instant, it really doesn’t matter how you go about it. Given the exclusivity, value and quality of Panama geisha coffee beans, it’s worth ensuring you get the job done properly.
So with this in mind, what follows is a brief rundown of five golden rules to follow, next time you brew yourself a batch of gesha coffee:
Grind with Care
First and foremost, it’s essential that you take the grinding process seriously. Depending on exactly how you intend to brew the gesha coffee, you’ll need to adjust the coarseness of the grounds accordingly. Too course or too fine and you run the risk of compromising the quality of the final cup. Don’t fall into the trap of assuming that one size fits all when it comes to coffee grounds – particularly when looking to make the most of specialty coffee like Panamanian geisha coffee beans.
Watch Those Temperatures
The last thing you want to do is spoil the experience with an unpleasant bitter aftertaste. Nevertheless, this is exactly what’s going to happen if you add the boiled water to the coffee grounds too early. Simply give the water 30 seconds after boiling, to allow the temperature to reduce slightly.
Use Filtered Water
Speaking of which, you can’t expect to get the maximum enjoyment from your Panama geisha coffee beans, considered by many the best coffee in the world, if you brew it using unfiltered water. It’s an important rule to follow when looking to brew a decent cup of coffee in any instance, though counts for double the importance when dealing with gourmet coffee. Use filtered water for the best possible result or, alternatively use bottled water (tip: aim for water with a pH level of 7, the important thing is to make sure your water tastes good).
Keep it Simple
Some would argue otherwise, but the very best way to enjoy a premium cup of Panamanian Geisha coffee beans is to keep things as simple as possible. The more creative you get with milk, froth, foam and so on, the more you’ll distract yourself from its incredible flavour profile. Think of it a little like sampling a fine wine or single malt whisky – the less you taint it with additional extras, the better!
Take Your Time
Last up, don’t make the mistake of simply throwing your cup of coffee together and compromising your enjoyment. If you have the time and equipment available, please make use of the best possible brewing equipment to make the most precise and perfect cup of gesha coffee. Savour the experience from start to finish and enjoy every last drop.
You can now order freshly roasted 100% Panama geisha coffee beans from Hayman’s online store. It is available as green coffee beans (i.e. unroasted coffee beans / raw coffee beans for home roasting), roasted whole beans, ground coffee, Nespresso compatible capsules ®*, and coffee pods compatible with Keurig K Cup coffee makers (incl. Keurig 2.0 models)** – click here to order now, we are offering free worldwide shipping on all orders!
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