The coffee culture has taken the world by storm, and even those who didn’t use to drink the brew now frequent coffee shops like Starbucks. For those of you who drink coffee for the love of it – and not merely for the sake of doing what everyone else is doing – what do you really look for in your coffee?
Here are some things to look out for.
Of course, anyone who has woken up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee would know just how heavenly a good cup can be. Avoid coffee that has other odors mixed in – “oniony” or “vegetably”; you know what I mean.
Have you ever tasted coffee that has been sitting in the pot for hours? If so, then you would know how acidic it could be. Really good coffee should have a light acidity to it but never that thing that makes your stomach turn with sourness.
Coffee beans should be roasted just right. If your coffee tastes a bit burnt, then you might have gotten over roasted coffee beans. Different coffee sources roast beans in varying degrees, make sure you get the kind of roast that you really like.
Spices bring an additional twist to your regular coffee. Coffee from Indonesia has great spices. Think cloves, cinnamon, smokey, and woodsy. The trick is in moderation – overly spiced coffee might not be such a good thing.
So what do you like in your coffee? Go test all those beans available out there and find one (or two!) that you can drink on a daily basis.