a0018704Can you recall the best coffee you ever tasted? There are so many varieties of different ways to prepare them. Keep reading to get some great tips about buying coffee going forward.

Just like with most things, it’s important to buy a high quality coffee. With coffee, the price is commensurate with the quality, so spend money on excellent tools and coffee beans, and you will always have great tasting coffee. Skimping on the quality of your coffee will always lead to a disappointing beverage.

You really do get what’s paid for when purchasing coffee, and therefore it makes sense to purchase top-quality equipment and beans if you truly want great brews.

They let you brew just one cup and many flavors to choose from. There are a lot of machines to brew your coffee makers out there and they all have different functions.

When you have coffee beans that are whole you should never grind them and keep them you should brew it right way. As soon as coffee is ground, its flavor starts to dissipate. You might not have coffee that is good if you grind it ahead of time.
French Press

A French press brews coffee with a rich and flavorful cup of coffee.The paper filters used in a drip-style coffee maker absorb the flavorful oils that produce flavor in coffee. A French press works by using a plunger to push the

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1Ripe Coffee Cherries Image Lauren Mowery e1467231542868 1200x800Single malt, single vineyard, single origin. The terms are used to signal – or at least market – higher quality, though they’re not necessarily well-understood by consumers. For Scotch, single malt (and single grain, for that matter) refers to the blends of whiskey from a single producer, whereas for wine, single vineyard refers to a certain block of a vineyard or the entire vineyard where all the fruit (or at least 95% of the grapes by US law) is grown. Whether the vineyard is planted with one or multiple varieties, the promise of a single vineyard wine is that the unique character of that location and that vintage will shine through in your glass. For the coffee industry, the equivalent expression is "single origin." Unfortunately, the term lacks an official definition, and baristas seldom proffer explanation, resulting in customer confusion. Yet more often than not single origin represents the pinnacle of quality and character -- and price -- in coffee, and therefore deserves elucidation.

One of the most common ways to experience single origin coffee is by ordering a pour over at a coffee shop, though this option is rarely available during the morning rush (hand brewing requires too much time). And that makes sense – rather than hurriedly guzzle caffeine through the hole of a plastic lid, one should ideally be seated to savor tasting an Ethiopian or Burundi from a ceramic mug. For example, you wouldn’t pour To Kalon into a red solo cup to take on a dog walk, would you? (Well, maybe a Govino.) While a single origin will usually be sold at a higher price, baristas infrequently, unless asked, offer an explanation of the drink's compelling qualities. The blackboard might list a few esoteric tasting notes only a tiny fraction of consumers will relate to. Contrast that with a tasting room experience at a winery, in which customers expect to listen to a well-rehearsed pitch as a barrier to sipping.

africa e1487614981538When we talk about East African coffees, we’re looking at Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania… It’s a vast region with many differences. Production in Burundi is marked by the country’s intense poverty and conflict, while Kenya is one of Africa’s richest nations.

Yet while there are differences between these countries, there are even bigger differences between them and other coffee-producing regions.

One of most notable of these is that farmers here typically own and operate much smaller plots. As I learn from talking to Phil and Alan, the average farmer has 0.2 hectares and, during harvest season, may pick a grocery bag’s worth of cherries in a day. As a result, East Africa is known for its co-ops, often formed at washing stations and wet mills.

What’s more, many African farmers are subsistence farmers, meaning they survive off their own land and grow food for their own consumption. Coffee tends to be the only actual cash income a farmer may receive, and many rely on it to buy school books and uniforms for their families.