Whole Bean Coffee

by That's Coffee on March 30, 2011

If the only reason you buy coffee beans pre-ground is for convenience, maybe it is time to reconsider. Buying whole bean coffee has many benefits despite requiring a coffee grinder and about 30 extra seconds in the preparation method.

  1. Freshness – coffee beans begin to lose their freshness within 30 minutes and being to go stale after 2 hours. Whole bean coffee lasts about 10 times longer than ground coffee.
  2. Perfect Grind – depending on the coffee maker you are using, you may need to adjust the coarseness of the grind to create the perfect brewing time. By buying whole bean coffee, you have control over the grind.
  3. Flavor – the aromas and flavors of the coffee bean begin to fade as soon as they are ground. By grinding whole coffee beans just prior to brewing you can ensure the best flavor possible.
  4. Savings – while buying whole bean coffee does require the initial investment of a coffee grinder (starting at around $20) it can be a cheaper approach to brewing coffee as whole bean coffee stays fresher longer. This means you can buy in bulk and don’t have to risk wasting “stale” ground coffee.

So the next time you purchase coffee, consider whole bean coffee – it’s worth it.

“Whole Bean Coffee”
courtesy of
your online coffee bean store;
Gourmet Coffee Beans

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