We love coffee – millions and millions of us drink it every morning. But we often settle for whatever coffee is around. In terms of quality, it can be hard to get that real Java boost that you're craving.
There are a lot of factors that go into the perfect cup of coffee. Of course, bean quality matters, but so does the care and storage of the beans as they make their way into your cup. Even setting an environment matter when you are evaluating a cup of coffee to tell if it's really, really great or ‘just okay.’
Fresh Ground Coffee Beans
One of the best ways to unlock big flavors with coffee is to grind beans fresh and brew the coffee immediately. Fresh ground coffee packs a powerful punch – you can smell it as you grind, and the flavor hits your palate with a bang. That’s the start to really making your morning cup a lot more enjoyable.
Origins and Varieties
Another big question with quality coffee is where it came from, and how it's flavored. You'll see labels like Sumatra, Ethiopian and Colombian without really understanding what goes into these beans and what's involved in production. Generally, you have light, medium and dark roast that changes flavor somewhat – but the pedigree and origin of your coffee also matters.
Hot and Fresh
Along with fresh ground coffee, nothing's finer then a cup that is right out of the brew process and just the right temperature.
When people talk about that perfect hot cup of coffee, they're not talking about fast food coffee that's been heated to the point where it’ll scald your mouth. There's far too much of that in our food supply. Too many commuters make a habit of dashing in and out of a convenience store or fast food franchise with a cup of coffee and burning their mouth, which is a thoroughly unpleasant experience.
The best coffee is naturally heated using slower and more stable methods, not boiled to the point that it will immediately burn your mouth.
Want more tips on getting the best cup of coffee? Talk to Café Joe USA – we provide single origin whole beans and the highest quality of coffee products from places like Tanzania, Italy, Columbia and Costa Rica. We have kosher coffee available, and we sell capsules to work with Nespresso machines. We use proprietary airtight technology to maximize freshness, and as we mentioned above, that creates the bold flavors that you want. For decaf, we use the Swiss water process in order to make this coffee chemical free and 99.9% caffeine free.
Just take a look at our website and get affordable shipping on our wide range of coffee products. You'll never view coffee the same way again. Don't settle for the average cup of coffee – get the best one and it'll have you singing ‘Ave Maria’ every morning - or whistling while you work!