How do you like your coffee? For some people, they go with the traditional dark, long grinded Italian roast, others go with a light and frothy latte, while still others prefer the sweeter, more aromatic full bodied cappuccino. It all depends on the individual preference.
You need to understand how coffee is processed. Let’s start with the basics. Coffee beans are pressed with a metal machine called a coffee press, to open the bean and release the volatile oils within. The resulting liquid is then filtered to remove the solvent.
The resultant liquid is later boiled in either sugar syrup or glacial spring water, again to extract the flavor. All these steps are done after the beans have been removed from the press. This is how coffee gets its flavor. This is how the majority of coffee is made.
For those who love the taste of specialty Hawaii coffee, and don’t want to buy it ground and brewed in their own kitchen, how can you obtain the same great tasting coffee? Well, that’s easier than you might think. We have a recommendation for you.
Go to your local Hawaiian coffee shops and ask for “local Hawaiian coffee”. As you may know, there are several types of coffee beans in Hawaii, including Robusta, Arabica, and the ultra-expensive and prized Columbian. The local coffee shops in Hawaii will have different blends that will suit your particular taste. But the best place to look is in the tiny sample kit cup that you can purchase at the shops.
This sample cup is filled with coffee. All you have to do is pour the sample cup of coffee into a mug and let it steep for about a minute. This will not taste as good as freshly ground coffee, but it is a starting point. In fact, the coffee from the sample cup is even better. It has all the natural sweetness of the coffee bean, but with none of the dried out husks or chemical additives.
As you drink the coffee, you will notice the difference between what the sample and fresh coffee have in terms of flavor. It will be different for each person, depending on what they like and dislike in their coffee. It will depend on personal preference, and local climate.
So what coffee shop do you go to? The answer may surprise you. The local Hawaiian coffee shops that sell their coffee ground and brewed in their own kitchen have one thing in common. They all have an award winning cup of sample coffee, which is served up fresh, as it comes from the actual coffee roasting process.
The taste is amazing, but the fact that it comes straight from the roaster allows the samples to retain their natural flavor, without the harsh chemicals of commercial coffee. Of course, most of the shops also sell the coffee’s ground and brewed in their own kitchen. You may have to try several varieties before you find the blend that you enjoy.
No matter what you choose, the basic process for making coffee remains the same, and you should be able to determine the best blends based on the type of coffee that you choose, how it is roasted and how it is processed in the roasting process. Sometimes, the roasting process does not change the flavor of the coffee, but it can also make it bitter. In other cases, the roasting process can change the flavor and aroma, so it is always best to sample the coffee.
The sample cup of Hawaii coffee that you order should include fresh, dried, fermented beans. This should be from the coffees that are taken out of the coffee roasting process immediately after roasting, so the aroma and flavor will not change once it leaves the roaster.
The local coffee shops in Hawaii know that the customers will judge the taste of the coffee differently, based on the roasting process. and so, they make the samples available for this. reason.