¿Cómo se mantiene la calidad del café con un clima tan variable como en Costa Rica?

How do you maintain the quality of coffee with a climate as variable as in Costa Rica?

Keeping coffee fresh is an important task to maintain the quality of the flavors, but first we must understand what coffee freshness is. For a long time it has been sold as a positive thing that coffee is freshly roasted and consumed immediately afterward. However; During the roasting process, coffee goes through many physical and chemical changes, including color change, flavor development, and increase in size. This increase in size occurs for several reasons, but what matters in this case is that the coffee is filled with carbon dioxide. When the coffee is freshly roasted, it has the greatest amount of CO2 and this in terms of flavor is not so positive, since the coffee will have a certain effervescence, it will taste more bitter and the rich flavors we are looking for will not be appreciated. This is the reason why we must allow at least 5-7 days to pass after roasting to prepare it and make it taste good.

Now, there is the other side of the coin and that is the aging of the coffee. Coffee is affected by many conditions such as humidity, heat, light and coffee's worst enemy: oxygen. How to preserve coffee to protect it from all these variables? The answer is very simple because just keeping it in our bags in a cool place is enough. Remember to remove the air from the bag when you open it, and don't forget to close it immediately. What happens if we don't take care of the freshness of the coffee? The flavors will change and the more exposed to oxygen, heat, humidity or light, the faster the change will be and it will not be positive at all. The recommendation is to consume our Café Don Lucas within the first month after purchasing it.

IF you want to know when the coffee we sent you was roasted, do not hesitate to send us a message with the batch number that appears on your bag.

After reading this article, you can now calculate how and when to order your coffee.

Article written by: Fabiola Solano.

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