I am a self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur. Coffee, oh how I love thee! Coffee has had a crazy impact on the world. It unites people. It gets us through our day. Depending on how you take your coffee, it can bring back a great memory. That coffee for me is Community® coffee.
When I was a kid, my parents would sometimes let me have a little bit. It was more like a splash of coffee in my milk and sugar. Now that I think about it, I can’t believe my parents would let me have that much sugar! I’ll always remember the red bag (in bulk) in our house with the scooper inside. To this day, the smell brings back early morning memories, either getting ready for school or enjoying Saturday cartoons (typically Saved By The Bell) before going outside to play. These memories are so strong in my life that I still drink Community Coffee to this day.
You can taste the difference when it comes to Community Coffee
Whether I’m making a dirty chai or straight up depends on the bean I use. For my dirty chai, I love a darker roast. Aaron is the same way. I also love to have a cup on Friday night when watching a movie together. My parents would often have a cup with dessert and it brings back a good feeling.
The secret to a good dirty chai IS the coffee. All you have to do is pick your favorite chai and mix it with your favorite vanilla milk. We love a strong coffee flavor. For this we choose their signature blend, dark roast. It’s rich and bold.
What makes community coffee the best?
1. It’s a family run business!
2. Private Select is a premium bean that is better than any other brand I know.
3. Their history is rich.
4. Community® coffee honors our military.
5. They have lots of flavors to choose from.
While I was preparing for this blog post I went to their website and found this pipe to be very useful. It’s how to grind coffee beans properly. There is an art when it comes to coffee and Community Coffee knows how to do it just right.
Pick A Grinder
The first step to grinding your own coffee is investing in a quality coffee grinder. Though many types of grinders exist, you’ll generally find two types of grinders: blade and burr. Blade grinders are functional and tend to be more inexpensive. However, consistency is key when it comes to grinding coffee beans, and burr models can provide a more consistent grind.
- Blade Grinders: Much like a blender or food processor, blade grinders use fast moving blades to chop up the coffee beans into grounds. The longer you grind, the finer the grind size will be.
- Burr Grinders: Burr Grinders work by pulverizing the coffee beans between two revolving discs or “burrs.” The size of the grind is determined by the distance between the burrs, which can be changed. The less distance between the burrs, the finer the grind size will be.
Select Your Grind Size
Next, you’ll need to figure out your grind size, which is determined by your brew method. Certain grind consistencies work best with specific brewing methods and help prevent over or under extracting the coffee flavor. For example, a coarser grind is generally recommended for French press brewing, as finer grinds can lead to a flavor that’s too bitter for many coffee drinkers.
- Extra Coarse Grind: Cold brewing, toddy brewers
- Coarse Grind: French press, percolators
- Medium Grind: Drip coffee makers, manual pour overs
- Medium Fine Grind: Siphon brewers
- Fine Grind: Espresso, Moka pot
Make It Fresh
Once you decide on a grind size, be sure to grind your coffee beans right before brewing to keep your coffee as flavorful and aromatic as possible. Air, moisture, heat and light can all compromise the flavor of your coffee, so try to store your beans in an opaque, air-tight container at room temperature, like our Fresh-O-Lator® Canister
There you have it friends. A secret that I must share with you. Community Coffee…Community Coffee…Community Coffee for the win! Try it and let me know what you think.