コーヒー豆の選び方(第二弾:サイズ編)

How to Choose Coffee Beans (Part 2: Size)

Ni hao hello.

Last time, I talked about the premise of choosing,
From here, we will introduce you to some specific options !

This time the theme is size.

The stores sell 100g, 200g, and 500g bags, but which one should I buy?
I would like to answer these questions.

1. Buy the amount you can drink within about two weeks

As I mentioned briefly last time, freshness is important when it comes to coffee.
Once the coffee is no longer fresh, the flavor drops dramatically, no matter how high the ingredients are.

What I think after comparing the two is,
Coffee tastes best when stored for about 3 to 4 weeks.
It's surprisingly short because coffee is a perishable product !
I'll say it again: coffee is a perishable product !

Please try to imagine..
A top chef made an omelette yesterday and cooked it in the microwave.
A regular omelette that mom just cooked,
Which one do you think is more delicious?

And here is a little-known secret about coffee.
Freshly roasted coffee doesn't taste very good .

In fact, coffee emits gas for a while after it is roasted.
When brewing, it prevents the water from penetrating into the beans.
This can cause the extraction to become unstable or insufficient.

Therefore, coffee that has been roasted for 4-5 days has more flavor and aroma and tastes better .

Okay, so that's a review of today's lesson.

Q: To be honest, coffee has a shelf life of 3-4 weeks. And the flavor deteriorates for about a week after roasting. So, how much coffee should I buy so that I can drink it within that time frame?
A: Two weeks (I finally got back here)

So be careful not to buy a package that is too big .

"This coffee shop is so good! I can't come here often so I'm going to buy a year's worth of beans."
I really should stop doing that.
If you have that kind of money, save it.

So, conversely,
Owning a coffee shop that you can easily go to regularly
This is the best way to enjoy fresh coffee at home.

Recently, many of them are being sold online,
If you're busy, it might be a good idea to choose something like that!

2. Know the package size that's right for you

How often , what type of coffee do they drink, and how many people?
Let's calculate this.

Generally, one cup of drip coffee contains 10-15g of beans.
For espresso, it's 15-20g depending on the size of your espresso machine.

So, if you buy a 100g pack,
This will make roughly 7-8 cups of coffee .

Now, here's a math problem.

Q: If you buy enough to use up in two weeks, how many grams would you need if you drink one cup a day? What about two cups? What if two people drink two cups a day?

It seems complicated to think about.
And the phrase "if you drink alone every day" gives off a single-minded vibe, which is a bit strange.

Roughly speaking,
If you drink one cup per day for one person, we recommend 200g, and if you drink one cup per day for two people, we recommend 400g .
If you drink more than one cup, try increasing the amount of beans accordingly.

Also, if you can buy small quantities, it might be more interesting to buy different types and compare them.

By the way, 100g of coffee, specialty coffee, usually costs around 600 to 1200 yen.
You can get a drink for around 80 yen per glass .

You can get the highest quality coffee for the same price (or even cheaper) as buying coffee at Seven-Eleven.
I think coffee is a pretty convenient luxury .

Now, let's try brewing it at home!


That's all for today, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

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⇨For more details, click here (Part 3: Roast Level)

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⇨For more details, click here (Part 4: Refining Process)

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⇨For more details, click here (Part 5: Production Areas)

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