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Storing Coffee


How to store coffee for freshness can be a bit of a mystery, especially when you hear all the mixed ideas that everyone else swears by. Do you freeze it, do you keep it in jars, do you just store your coffee in the containers it came in? In reality, you need to store your coffee based on how you buy it in the first place. So make sure you only use the right storage or you will end up with stale coffee next time you brew.

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Ground Coffee - Most people buy their coffee in cans or foil packages, already roasted and pre-ground. Its easy, convenient and the most common form in the grocery store. And its also the format that will go stale the quickest. In fact, once the coffee beans have been roasted and ground, they will stay fresh for several days. So the reality is that your big can of ground coffee is likely stale within 3 to 4 weeks after opening. You should keep it stored in a dry location, in the air-tight can that it came in but you're fighting a losing battle for the most part.

 

 

Roasted Whole Bean Coffee - The next step up is how to store roasted but still whole bean coffee. By leaving the beans intact, they hold in their aromatic oils much better and will therefore stay fresh longer. You also have a few more options for storing your coffee beans. If you intend to use your beans within about 2 weeks, then you can keep them in an air-tight container that won't let any light in. Room temperature storage is just fine, so you can just keep your beans in the cupboard or pantry.

Depending on how recently your beans were roasted, you may have to contend with gas. Freshly roasted beans give off a lot of carbon dioxide, and a tight container can actually build up pressure inside because of this. Enough to even pop the lid off. So every day, open up the jar or can and let out any gas. A few days of this would be enough. For anyone who takes pride in their coffee, and usually has whole beans around, valve bags are a better option. They are air-tight bags for storing coffee, but come with little one-way air valves in them that allows the extra gas to escape without letting in any more air. Expensive, but really the best choice for storing coffee.

If you have more beans than you can use in 2 weeks, only then should you consider freezing them. Wrap your beans as tightly as you can in plastic wrap and they will stay reasonably fresh for more than a month. We do not recommend you put coffee in the freezer because it will take on the flavor of the freezer. Best bet is to use your coffee within a month of receiving it from your roaster.

Green Beans - The only way to store coffee beans for longer periods of time is to use green (unroasted) beans. You can keep them for up to a year this way, in a cool spot and air-tight container. It's not the handiest way to have coffee around, as you will have to do the roasting and grinding yourself. No matter what form of coffee you have in your kitchen, never store it in the fridge.

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Glossary of 10 Coffee Slangs

Glossary of 10 Coffee Slangs 0

How do you like to take a morning cup of coffee? Do you have names for them? If not, let’s learn a bit about their types so that you know what to ask for in a coffee shop.

High Octane

It is not just some average cup of coffee, but it is made infused with the Automotive American culture. It all makes sense as the owner of the company himself was a former racer and a world record holder in the famous Monster Truck Series.

Wakey Juice

It comes with a unique flavor of coffee that contains Guatemalan beans combined with Blonde ale.

Morning Jolt

Morning Jolt is a passionate way of preparing your first cup of coffee for the day. It gives you a nice exciting jolt to start your day off with enthusiasm.

Liquid Energy

GU Liquid Energy Gel in coffee flavor is an easy way to get instant energy. You can get 100 calories of high-quality carbohydrate nutrients. Easy to digest and gives long-lasting vital energy.

Caffeine Infusion

Missed your breakfast? Caffeine Infusion is a classic cafe for Breakfast and Brunch. It is in SA, Australia. Good news for coffee lovers: the restaurant is specifically popular for its amazing coffee.

Cupped Lighting

Cupped Lighting is a famous design of many coffee cafes. It gives a remarkable eye-catching look to the interior decor. Most of the time, coffee gets called by this slang due to the Cupped Lighting decor of cafes.  

Led and Unleaded

Do you prefer your coffee to be loaded or weak? Because this slang points out the intensity of your coffee flavor.

Leaded coffee simply means a coffee loaded with caffeine. On the other hand, Unleaded means a coffee that is less-caffeinated.

Worm Dirt (REALLY Strong Coffee)

Worm Dirt is no ordinary coffee. Not everyone can handle drinking it. It has a very strong coffee flavor because it contains the maximum amount of caffeine component. Once you taste Worm dirt, you'll forget the weaker flavors.

C8H10N4O2 (Caffeine Molecule)

C8H10N4O2 is the molecular formula of a caffeine molecule. It is an active central nervous system stimulant. Caffeine is the legal psychoactive drug.

5 Reasons Why People Are Addicted to Coffee

5 Reasons Why People Are Addicted to Coffee 0

Can you resist addiction to coffee? Have you fallen too deeply in love with coffee? If yes, there are and could be some reasons, right?

Indeed, coffee is one of the most consumed beverages and it is taken at any time of the clock.

Coffee is the most drank beverage among people of the US. You might control your addiction of coffee at times but most of the time, you can't resist a scrumptious cup of creamy coffee.

Besides the rich strong creamy taste, what is it that people like so much about coffee?

Here, we are going to list 5 reasons why people are addicted to coffee.

Source of Antioxidants

Coffee proves to be a good source of antioxidants than most fruits and veggies. Especially for people who miss out on important nutrients from their important diets. Antioxidants, obtained from coffee, help to eradicate all those toxic free radicals from the body that may cause serious harm.

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Boost Energy Levels

Coffee helps to boost your energy levels and make you feel active. It contains a chemical called, “caffeine”, which is responsible for promoting many brain functions. This way, you can be active as well as much smarter just by drinking coffee.

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Burn Extra Belly Fat

The caffeine found in coffee is a factor that helps reduce your weight. It affects your body in a positive way by burning down that extra number of calories. This is one of the reasons why coffee addiction proves to be very beneficial.

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Increased Performance

Caffeine in coffee really gets it to the body and makes you perform smartly and diligently. Do you want to know how? Well, it actives your nervous system and stimulates signaling from various parts of the body. However, if drank too much, it also may increase the adrenaline level.

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Live Happily Without Depression

Coffee is a great way of getting rid of depressing thoughts. Reason being, it significantly helps to boost the moods. It brings out the happy person within you. Less depression simply means more happiness and more chances of living a better long life.

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How Much is Too Much Coffee for Daily Use?

How Much is Too Much Coffee for Daily Use? 0

When we are too consumed we take coffee.

At the start of the day, we take coffee.

At weary moments when we need to focus on ourselves, we take the help of coffee.

In short, we take coffee whenever we want, right?

However, this makes us wonder if we are consuming too much coffee or not. There are moments when we want to know how much is too much coffee.

If you consume less than two servings of coffee every day, is that right? How about when you take more than two and less than four servings of freshly brewed coffee? We have experts who did research and found out some interesting facts. Let’s delve into those and find out the answer.

Taking 400 mg of caffeine in a day can keep you healthy and safe. Mostly, in one cup of coffee 100 mg of caffeine is found. That makes four cups of coffee for 400 mg; therefore, up to four normal-sized cups seem fine for a normal adult.

What if you find any of the following symptoms?

Symptoms like insomnia, irritability, muscle tremors, nervousness, headache, or fast heartbeat (palpitation) can be reduced by cutting back on coffee.

When are these symptoms found?

You may find the above-mentioned symptoms when you have more than 400 mg of caffeine (equals 4 cups of coffee) every day.

Exceptions are everywhere

It is worthy to bring in notice that some people tend to be on the sensitive side. Even a little is too much for them. If you find it to be a sensitive type, then you experience sleep problems and restlessness. So, again... it is all about how much you as an individual can take caffeine easily.

Which coffee works out best for you?

Understanding coffee depends on the amount of percentage of caffeine. Means, you can easily pick a blend and brand that suits your body needs. Adding whipped cream and sugar is another way of taking less caffeinated coffee. Try out different combinations and pick your best source of contentment.

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