What else affects coffee bean flavors?

The freshness of a crop, the way coffee is packaged, the age of the roast, and how coffee is stored both before roasting and after roasting are factors that affect coffee bean flavor.

For maximum flavor, always brew your coffee just after grinding, as it begins to lose its flavor within 30 minutes of being ground. Consistency of grind size does matter affecting the coffee flavor.

If bitterness is in your cup of coffee, there is an ingredient you can add that will remove the bitterness and enhance the flavor making you want to drink it black - the way coffee was intended to be enjoyed and beneficial for your wellbeing too.

Your roast preference also determines the level of bitterness and caffeine of your coffee. Caffeine which is an antioxidant is good for your health.

Sprinkle some salt on the grounds before you add water will help to counteract the bitterness and round its flavor. Salt in coffee reacts against your taste buds which in turn helps to mask the bitterness of the coffee.

Other factors affect the taste of your coffee beans . . .

  • Steeping for too long or over brewing your coffee also causes bitterness.

  • Grinding your coffee too fine, using the wrong ratios, or expiring coffee all add to that bitterness.

  • Brewing method

  • Water temperature not beyond 210 degrees Fahrenheit (98 degrees Celsius).

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OCM was started in 2007, focusing first on coffee machines, then marketing for coffee and food and beverage companies. Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with. 

OCM has also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of the modules are running in the Singapore Skillsfuture Classes in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes. 

For the readers (coffee lovers), we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners). 

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