Happy beans are in good hands

Coffee is not a ready-made beverage – the way it is made significantly affects its taste. Storing the coffee correctly, a suitable preparation method and regular cleaning of equipment ensure that you’ll have a coffee break full of flavour. If you want to learn how to make coffee like a professional, Paulig’s Barista Institute offers courses throughout the year.

Methods for brewing coffee

High quality and fresh coffee, good quality water, a suitable brewing method and clean equipment ensure that you’ll have a coffee break full of flavour. When making coffee, it is important to choose a coffee with the right grind size for the method and make sure to use the right amount of coffee. The symbols printed on Paulig’s coffee packaging indicate what kind of preparation method the particular coffee is suitable for.

Storing coffee

Coffee goes bad quickly if it comes into contact with air or heat, for example. That’s why coffee should always be stored in its own packaging, even if it’s in a separate tin container. Coffee can also be frozen if it’s not used for a while but it’s not optimal. The taste of coffee is best when it’s fresh.

Cleanliness is next to perfect coffee

It’s important to always keep your coffee maker clean. If the pot has built-up stains from the coffee, the coffee will not taste good. When you start making coffee, it is also important to remember to measure out the right amount of fresh and clean water into the water reservoir using a decanter made for this purpose.

Paulig Barista Institute

More than 5,000 coffee professionals take part in training at Paulig’s Barista Institute every year. The Institute offers a selection of courses, ranging from the basics of coffee making to latte art.

“By using the correct method of coffee making you can ensure that the happy beans taste great in your cup.”

“By using the correct method of coffee making you can ensure that the happy beans taste great in your cup.”

Grind according to purpose

When making coffee, it is important to use coffee that has the right grind size. Coffee can be ground to extra fine, fine, medium-coarse or coarse, depending on the use. The finest grind size is espresso grind while the coarsest grind is used in cafetières.

The importance of water

A cup of filtered coffee is 98.5 per cent water, so the quality of the water you use has a great effect on the flavour. When making coffee, it is important to use only water that tastes good when drank as it is.

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