Coffee is one of the most beloved drinks in the world. It is not known when and where exactly people started to notice the great taste and energizing effect of coffee. However, one this is for certain – wherever this drink is introduced, it became very popular. Today, there are a lot of people who really consider themselves as coffee lovers or even coffee addicts.
People’s love for coffee is evident in the fact that there are so many coffee shops around the world and they are very successful. Also, millions of homes around the world have at least one coffee maker. If you have a coffee maker at home, you might want to know how to choose the best coffee beans for you.
Knowing your coffee maker
• Filter coffee machine
These are the most basic types of coffee machines. All you have to do is to pour water at the top of machine where it will be heated. Once heated, the water will drop down towards a basket of ground coffee.
• Pump espresso maker
A pump espresso maker uses a boiler that is controlled by a thermostat. This is so that water could be boiled at a desired temperature. Once heated, water would pass through ground coffee. The produced coffee drink is combined with hot milk.
A percolator is a machine where ground coffee is placed above a water chamber. The water gets boiled. As it goes up, it passes through the ground coffee and it ends up in a compartment where it would be ready to be drunk.
A bean-to-cup coffee machine is getting more popular these days. This machine grinds coffee beans and then hot water is run through them. Bean-to-cups are basically like pump espresso makers but the only difference is that they have grinders.
Choosing coffee beans
You could not enjoy coffee beans if your coffee maker is not equipped with a grinder. Without a grinder, you would have to stick with ground coffee. There are a number of coffee beans out there to choose from. Some of the notable varieties include the Arabian Mocha, the Bani, the Blue Mountain, and the Sulawesi. When choosing coffee beans, you can always make a selection based on a number of factors:
Just the simple smell of coffee can already make one feel energized and revived. But coffee varieties come with various aromas. The beans from South America are popular for their nice aroma.
Of course, flavor should also be a determining factor. You have to select the beans that suit your taste buds. The best tasting coffee varieties are usually the ones which have a nutty and fruity taste.
Coffee is an acidic drink. But some varieties are more acidic than the others. Among the most acidic coffee varieties include Kenyan and Mexican coffee beans.
Of course, you can make a selection based on price. Some coffee bean varieties are just too expensive that you would not consider them for your every day consumption. The most expensive coffee variety is Kopi Luwak from Indonesia.