Fresh Roasted Specialty Beans
Serving the Athens, Ohio Area
Ensuring the best coffee possible...
Here's what you can do if you want to make sure you're drinking the highest-quality coffee:
Get the freshest-roasted whole-bean coffee you can find. (For example, Caleb's Coffee.)
Buy smaller quantities of beans more often. (Caleb's Coffee offers 1/2lb. bags for only $5!)
Store in an air-tight container. (Caleb's Coffee is packed in freezer bags for maximum freshness.)
But don't store in the refrigerator or freezer! (This causes oils to emulsify and damages molecular structures of the delicate aromatic compounds that make coffee so wonderful.)
Grind the beans immediately before brewing. (The most interesting flavors begin to disappear within 15 minutes after grinding!) Electric blade grinders are great, but a burr grinder or even an antique hand-crank grinder wil preserve even more of the aromas.
While drip-maker coffee isn't bad, it's also fun to try a French press, or, if you prefer espresso-style coffee, you can use a Moka Pot on your stove.