I am a coffee addict! I love writing and my “comfy time” is during the wee hours of the night when everybody is in deep slumber. I can think and focus well when the place is peaceful and quiet. My best buddies are the computer and my mug (Not a cup! It’s too small) of hot coffee. They are very effective in keeping me awake!
My taste is simple. I like those that smells so good and creamy. Lately, I tasted my first espresso coffee. There on, I can’t help of thinking, “How would it taste, if they used another kind of beans?”. What exactly are the best espresso beans that we can try? Are there many to choose from?
Where did the difference start? It is somewhat confusing since, in the coffee section, there are a lot to choose from. Different labels with various descriptions and information.
As I learned, it is all in the roasting process and the brewing method! It turned out, that what you see in the labels are just suggestions from the manufacturer or roaster. They are the experts, so they know where the beans are good at. Espresso is one method that they successfully came about.
Since what we are so interested into is espresso, let us find out the different kinds of coffee beans that are best for espresso and where to find them. However, keep in mind that having the best tasting espresso does not depend on the coffee beans alone but also on who makes them and what espresso coffee machine is being used.
Now we know about the two best source of coffee beans that are finest for espresso blend, let us move on to the top coffee espresso beans that are available in the worldwide market. You can buy them from your favorite supermarkets.
The best brands of coffee beans that are sold in the market would not be there without undergoing these processes. This is how you would know how the best espresso coffee is made.
Let us discover the journey of the coffee plant from its origin, to the well-known manufacturers or roasters until the last stop, your coffee cup!
They are usually in large beds and shaded areas. The best time to plant them is during the rainy season when there is abundance of water making the soil moist.
It would take for a coffee plant to produce fruit in 4-year time. Of course, it depends also on the kind of plant. When the color of the fruit turns red, it is time for harvest.
PROCESSING THE HARVESTED CHERRIES
It was recommended that it is best to process the cherries while it is fresh to avoid spoilage. There are two kinds of processing:
These coffees are going to be sold worldwide, but before that, the “parchment coffee” undergoes the following:
SHIPPING THE BEANS WORLDWIDE
As loaded into vessels, these beans are known to be called “green beans” already.
Conducted by coffee experts, these coffee taste test are called “cupping” and the person who tasted it is called the “cupper”. Cuppers evaluate the quality of the beans physical appearance, quality of taste and the aroma it gives.
How did they do it?
Now this is when the green beans are being transformed into the brown colored beans that we purchase from the stores. After roasting the beans are cooled.
You will attain the best flavor of the coffee during the grinding. The finer the grind, the faster the coffee to be ready. Ground coffee for espresso machine is much finer than those that undergo in a dripping method.
The length of time the coffee ground stays in the water and is essential in enhancing the flavor. Espresso coffee has the shortest brewing time (25 seconds).
ENJOY YOUR CUP OF ESPRESSO COFFEE!
Now that you have virtually traveled far in learning the process of coffee making, enjoy your espresso coffee carefully like how it was made. Take in and enjoy the aroma and savor the excellent taste of every sip. Relax.
There’s nothing in this world that excites me more other than cooking. From appetizers to desserts, since then, I’ve always been passionate on making foods.