This is incredibly important if you want to get to the bottom of the Java mystery, which finding the ultimate route for flavor and freshness. How do you find this at the best price possible? More and more specialty coffee distributors are popping up all over the Internet, making online shopping the best way to buy a premium roast in the least amount of time.
First of all, don’t even think about purchasing coffee from your grocery store because it is guaranteed to not be fresh. You should be viewing Java as a perishable item, making it something that you would never buy in bulk as you would flour or sugar. If you are purchasing a large brand name can of pre-ground coffee, then you are in for trouble, meaning a weak and bitter tasting brew with zero flavor. You must freshly grind your beans directly before brewing, and the beans themselves should have been freshly roasted within a few days. After the beans are freshly roasted, the best way to enjoy your coffee optimally is within two weeks. After grinding, you have a matter of hours for the best flavor and freshness. What a small window! So unless you live near a premium roaster, where exactly are you supposed to get these fresh beans for a great price and in a minimal amount of time? Online, of course!
When you start shopping for freshly roasted beans online, make sure that you scour the website to see that these beans are freshly roasted the day that they ship to you. This is very important because the whole point of buying these beans online is so they will be freshly roasted and vacuum sealed right when they are shipped to you. If these beans are pre-roasted and sitting on a shelf, then that is the same as purchasing them from a grocery store where they may have been shelved for months at a time. It is totally appropriate to ask the distributor their roasting date to make sure that the beans are as fresh as possible. Check out the description of their coffee to make sure that the beans are then vacuum sealed, which is the optimal way to preserve their freshness during travel and before you open them. After that, check out how long it takes for them to ship to you. Like I said, after roasting, the beans will remain fresh for up to 14 days. The best time to start enjoying them is about three to five days after the roasting has completed, so it is best to make sure that the beans will arrive to you by that time.
Once your freshly roasted beans arrive to you vacuum sealed, all the evidence that you need is when you open the bag and take the first sniff. Ecstasy! There will be a noticeable and bold aroma escaping the bag, which is the evidence of pure freshness and high quality roasting. Again, thank God for the Internet to provide us with this capability of freshly roasted coffee shipped right to our doorstep!
For freshly roasted flavored coffee with a great selection, check out Chuggin McCoffee’s website, The Coffee Bump.