Lori’s Coffee Tip(s) of the Month
by Lori Watson
- Store your coffee beans in an airtight opaque container at room temperature. It is a common miconception that one ought to store them in the freezer. However, this potentially exposes the beans to light, and moisture, which causes spoilage.
- There are two kinds of coffee beans – Arabica and Robusta. Arabica are the best beans, because they are grown at a higher altitude on older, more mature trees. The reason that Folgers and other mass-produced coffees don’t taste so great is because they use Robusta beans as filler beans. Most gourmet coffees contain only Arabica beans.