Are you someone who automatically grinds coffee beans before brewing your coffee, or do you shy away from buying whole bean coffee because you don't have a coffee grinder? If this sounds like you, it may be time to try brewing whole bean coffee! In this blog post, we'll provide you with all the information you need to brew the perfect cup of coffee from whole beans.
Benefits of Whole Bean Coffee
Making coffee from whole beans can offer several benefits over pre-ground coffee. For one, whole beans provide a consistent flavor as they can produce the same grind every time. In contrast, coffee grinders have blades that may chop coffee beans unevenly. Therefore, the finer coffee beans will release more flavors and potentially result in bitterness. Additionally, the larger pieces may not impart as much flavor.
Moreover, whole bean coffee is the freshest way to enjoy coffee as it provides the longest shelf life. After coffee beans are ground, they expose more surfaces to oxygen, which can lead to oxidation and rancidity. They might also become more moist, which can reduce the coffee's flavor. Finally, making whole bean coffee can be fun and interesting, perfect if you like to experiment with your coffee.
Choosing Your Coffee
To make the perfect cup of coffee, you'll need to choose the right beans. Factors such as where the beans come from, how they are roasted, and how they're produced, can affect the taste. If you're unsure about which coffee to purchase, we suggest Alex's Low-Acid Organic Coffee. The coffee is gentle on the stomach, tastes great, and provides the freshest possible beans.
When selecting coffee, you should also consider acid content, freshness, and caffeine content. If you have gastrointestinal issues or are on a low-acid diet, as some coffees are highly acidic, you should choose a reduced-acid coffee. Furthermore, be sure to check the roast date to ensure freshness. Lastly, consider the caffeine content as different beans may vary in caffeine levels.
Equipment Needed for Making Whole Bean Coffee
Fortunately, you don't need a lot of equipment to make whole bean coffee. Here are the essentials;
Whole coffee beans
Brewing Coffee from Whole Beans
Now that you have all the equipment let's go over the steps to brew the perfect cup of coffee;
Bring water to a boil then turn off the heat.
Add your desired amount of whole beans to your mason jar.
Pour hot (not boiling) water into the mason jar, filling it three-quarters of the way.
Place the mason jar into the saucepan. Add water to the saucepan, surrounding the mason jar, until the level of the water in the saucepan and the mason jar are equal.
Bring the water to a boil, then lower it to a simmer.
Simmer the water for 50 to 60 minutes. Stir occasionally; the water will start to turn brown into coffee as time passes.
Strain the contents of the mason jar with a strainer. You can do this by pouring the coffee from the mason jar into your clean drinking mug.
Your coffee is now ready to drink or use as desired!
Making coffee from whole beans is a fantastic way to brew the perfect cup of coffee. Using high-quality beans and following these easy instructions can help you achieve a consistent flavor profile and a delicious cup of coffee. Whether it becomes part of your daily coffee routine or an occasional treat, whole bean coffee is a unique coffee experience worth trying.