TheCoffeePeople76 Senior Member Joined: 5 May 2014 Posts: 18 Location: London,UK Expertise: Pro Barista
Posted Fri May 9, 2014, 11:38pm Subject: Find A Quality Bean
The Most Common Beans Are Usually Robusta And Arabica, Both Don't Really Taste So Good. But Special Exclusive Species Like A Sumatran Can Enhance Your Brew.
Differences Between Species Are Usually
Or More Bluntly Flavor
After Sorting The Origin Of A Quality Bean
To Determine Quality We Should Scout The Method Of Farming
Degrading Factors Are, Chemical Fertilrzers,Chemical Pesticides,Bad Water,Bad Climate,Hormone Exposure,Poor Pest Control,Bad Air Quality,Poor Soil,GMO
Avoiding These Things Can Contribute To A Good Brew.
So Always Go For A Single Origin,Organic,No Chemical Bean.
Storage Is Also Important, When A Bean Is Improperly Stored It Will Lose Its Favorable Properties.
Exposure To Sunlight,Water,Pests And Also Oxidization Are The Degrading Factors
Freshness Is Also A Factor
If it is freshly picked off a tree, roasted,grinded and brewed properly with respects to the roast profile,grind size and brew method and on the right measurements (Brew Ratio,ETC) And Also Precise Timing (Pull Time,Pre Infusion,Steeping,Extraction Time) It Will Produce A Great Brew.
Posted Sat May 10, 2014, 2:07pm Subject: Re: Find A Quality Bean
"Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water." ~The Women's Petition Against Coffee, 1674
Posted Sun May 11, 2014, 8:15am Subject: Re: Find A Quality Bean
I'm guessing "Not Spam." He's enthusiastic; possibly writing in another language; and, even though he's listed himself as a professional in his bio, pretty new to the whole thing.
Like the rest of you, I was startled to see "Sumatran" referred to as a species as well, and equally so by a few other of the pearls of wisdom cast before me. But well regarded coffee experts come up with some -- shall we say -- remarkable insights as well. No names.
There is just no damn way to top the Mr. Bean picture. Bravo, Leonardo! Bravo bravissimo!
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