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The key to enjoying the most outstanding fresh roasted coffee is in the name – freshness. One of the most important lessons to learn when it comes to fresh coffee is the way in which fresh roasted coffee beans lose most of their flavour and aroma within a matter of days. Worse still, fresh ground coffee has the potential to lose most of its qualities in a matter of minutes.
Of course, it’s not to say you can’t enjoy a batch of the best ground coffee money can buy for a short while at least. Nevertheless, it’s no secret that the best ground coffee is the fresh ground coffee you grind yourself.
Buy fresh roasted coffee beans and grind them as you need them – a simple formula for perfect coffee.
So why is it that so many people come out with disappointing results?
The short answer comes down to two important considerations – storage and the grinding process.
If you’re going to buy fresh roasted coffee beans of the highest quality, it makes sense to store them carefully and sensibly. Airtight containers positioned in a cool dark place are just fine – fresh coffee beans don’t have to be stored in the fridge or freezer. That is, unless you plan on storing them for quite some time.
Keep moisture out of the equation by keeping an airtight seal in the container at all times, quickly replacing the lid each time you brew a batch of fresh coffee.
Other than this, it’s all about the grinding. Master the art of the grind and you’ll soon be tasting the best ground coffee you ever made at home. The good news being it’s also a pretty easy process, built largely around the following basic tips:
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