How to choose the best coffee beans for Coffee Makers
Coffee may have originated in Africa, but there are many regions around the world that produce coffee theses days, and choosing the best coffee beans can be a difficult task. Each of these places that grow coffee, grows a particular type, which will have its own flavor, aroma, and color. Coffee, like wine, has its connoisseurs and choosing the “right” one will be a matter of taste. However, there are certain regions around the world that have become famous, even synonymous, with the type of coffee they grow. Even though coffee originated in Africa, most of the best coffee comes from South East Asia, such as Java, Sumatra, and Indonesia. The following are some helpful tips in choosing the best coffee beans.
There are basically 2 different types of coffee beans, Arabica, and Robusta. However, the flavor and aroma of each one will depend upon the area it was grown. The best coffee for Coffee Makers will always be fresh beans which you roast yourself. However, this may not always be possible. It is possible to purchase freshly roasted coffee beans of any type. Good quality beans will always look and smell very good. Therefore the best tools for finding good coffee beans are the eyes and nose. If it smells and looks great, then it most likely is.
No matter what type of coffee it is, all great coffee beans come down to one thing, and that is the roast. The way the bean is roasted will decide on the quality and taste of the coffee in Coffee Makers. If you were to go to any coffee bean store, the first question they may ask is what type of roast you want? Therefore it is important to learn and research all the different types of roasts. However, the most common types of roasts are “house roast”, “Espresso”, “cinnamon” Italian, and French roast. House roast is also known as American roast and it is a medium roast coffee bean. Espresso roast is another name for Italian roast, and it is the darkest roast of them all. It will also go by the name full city roast. Cinnamon roast is the lightest roast, and it does not contain any cinnamon in it. Cinnamon roast is considered to be highly acidic compared to the rest; hence it tends to be the bitterest tasting of all the different coffee beans.