The buying of coffee was simple. It was a matter of walking down the aisle and grabbed your typical bag of beans and returned back home. There wasn't any variation on the taste, and really weren't many things to think over. It was easy... and boring.<br/><br/><br/>Specialty coffee differs. You can buy beans from hundreds of different origin countries. Coffee can be purchased with plenty of diverse and innovative flavors. You can buy organic coffee, fair trade, direct trade birds-friendly, light roasts, arabica, washed process--gaaah. It's some times.<br/><br/><br/>Buying specialty coffee beans shouldn't cause stress or confusion. It should be an experience.<br/><br/><br/>In this comprehensive guide we'll cover everything you have to know about coffee beans including...<br/><br/><br/><br/>What makes specialty coffee different?<br/><br/><br/>How light, medium and dark roasts are better than ever before<br/><br/><br/>Why coffee genetics matter<br/><br/><br/>What processes affect the flavor of beans (hint that it's extremely dramatic)<br/><br/><br/>Coffee from various countries is known to taste similar to<br/><br/><br/>And many more<br/><br/><br/><br/>Our goal is to provide you all the information you require to choose the ideal coffee beans for you and your preferences and your lifestyle.<br/><br/><br/>Let's get into the most important aspect to understand why specialty coffees are distinct... more and superior.<br/><br/>Always Look for Freshly Roasted Coffee Beans<br/><br/><br/>Agrarian products are coffee beans. They're the seeds of a tree that can be found on trees, but they're not produced in a facility.<br/><br/><br/>Like all other agricultural crops such as coffee beans, they are best when freshly brewed. At the point of peak freshness, 2 days following being dried, the sugars will be delicious, the natural oils release a dazzling aroma and the acids are crisp and balanced, and there's no bitterness.<br/><br/><br/>However, the beans start to decay rapidly. Sugars disappear, oils disappear, the acids are broken down into bitter compounds, and the previously clear taste becomes muggy and indistinguishable.<br/><br/><br/>The loss of flavor and freshness can damage the fullness of your everyday brew and makes it harder to fully appreciate the coffee and truly enjoy the moment.<br/><br/><br/>This is the general principal: coffee beans are just fresh after being roasted. Pre-ground coffee? The grounds are only able to last 20-30 minutes of freshness at their peak before they begin degrading quickly.<br/><br/><br/>Here's a way to know how the beans are when you buy the bag:<br/><br/><br/><br/>Use caution when reading "best by" dates on bags. The dates are always months away which implies that the roaster's trying to make you think that the beans are at peak freshness for weeks, not months (hint that they aren't).<br/><br/><br/><br/><br/>Find "roasted on" dates. Roasters who list the exact date on which the coffee was roasted don't hesitate in sharing the truth with you. This is the hallmark of a transparentand quality-driven roaster.<br/><br/><br/><br/>THE 10 STAGES OF ROASTING COFFEE<br/><br/><br/>Professional roasters have drawn up the ten levels that roast beans can (but not necessarily should) go through. The amount you reach will depend on you:<br/><br/><br/><br/>The green color: This means that beans keep their fresh green essence even as they begin to heat.<br/><br/><br/>yellow: the color can be yellowish, and the beans will emit a grassy odor.<br/><br/><br/>Steam Steam is a rising phenomenon that rises out of the beans. This is due to the water in the beans going out of the beans.<br/><img width="338" src="" /><br/><br/><br/>"First Crack (Cinnamon Roast): Here's where the real roasting begins. The sugars in the beans are caramelized and a crackling sound is heard. It's how popcorn cracks.<br/><br/><br/>City Roast: Following the initial crack the beans have been able to reach City Roast, the minimum level of roast for most people's grinding and brewing taste.<br/><br/><br/>City Plus Roast: Through further caramelization sugars and the movement of oils, these beans expand in size and reach City Plus Roast. It is a popular and common roast.<br/><br/><br/>Full City Roast: Beyond the limits in City Plus is the Full City roast, a darker roast that brings the beans up to the point of cracking for the second time.<br/><br/><br/>Second Crack (Full City Plus Roast): The beans undergo the second, even more violent cracking before entering Full City Plus. This roast will reveal even more layers of intensity to the taste.<br/><br/><br/>dark Roast (French Roast): The smoke will get sweet, the sugars melt as fast as they can, without affecting the flavor, but the beans' overall structure will begin to degrade. This is the maximum limit of roasting inside the limits of good flavor.<br/><br/><br/>Burn: If the roaster hasn't stopped roasting by this point the smell will shift from bad to unpleasant, and the beans are likely to be burnt.<br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/>where can I purchase fresh- <a href="">roasted coffee beans</a> near me?<br/><br/><br/>Since I've taught you the basics of purchasing specialty coffee beans, now is the time I tell you the best places you can find them. There are several options.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Cafes Specialty coffee shops typically offer beans from their roasting partner on sale. There are usually fewer choices and they may not be as fresh as they should be.<br/><br/><br/>Direct From Roaster Many roasters operate their own facilities, which they sell freshly fresh roasted coffees from. This is an excellent way to get the most fresh coffee, but you're still restricted to origins supplied by a specific roaster.<br/><br/><br/>Online buying beans online can open up the world of coffee origins and flavors which only a handful of roasters create. Unfortunately, very few online shops offer roast-to-order coffee.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Then where is the best place to get both benefits of diversity and freshness?<br/><br/><br/>I'm going to introduce you to the Leonine Coffee<br/><br/><br/>We source coffee beans from one of the most renowned farmers of coffee across the globe. We roast them as craftsmen and send them directly to you within 2 hours to ensure that you're getting most authentic coffee.<br/><br/><br/>The result is that you'll receive your beans about a week after being roasted it is probably more fresh than what you'd find in the shelves of the roaster's office or cafe.<br/><br/><br/>A lot of our products are Bird-Friendly certified or approved from the Rainforest Alliance. Some are certified organic, or verified Fair Trade. Additionally, a number of them we purchased through the direct trade model.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Sourced sustainably<br/><br/><br/>Only beans that are graded as specialty arabica beans<br/><br/><br/>Originated from all over the world<br/><br/><br/>The same day that they had roasted<br/>

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