FAQ ︱Gothee Coffee

All about coffee

What the heck do you mean coffee body??

Hey there! Coffee body is just a fancy term for how the coffee feels in your mouth. You know that feeling when you take a sip of coffee and it feels heavy or light? That's what we're talking about.

Basically, coffee body is all about the weight, texture, and thickness of the coffee as you drink it. Some coffees feel thin and watery in your mouth, while others feel thicker and more substantial.

You might hear people describe coffee body as light, medium, or full. Light-bodied coffees are like drinking water, while full-bodied coffees are like drinking something thicker, like cream or syrup.

There are lots of things that can affect the body of coffee, like how it's roasted, how it's brewed, and what kind of beans are used. But at the end of the day, it all comes down to how it feels in your mouth. So, next time you take a sip of coffee, pay attention to how it feels in your mouth - is it light, medium, or full-bodied?

 

Coffee has an aroma??? Please explain

Coffee aroma is basically the smell that you get from a freshly brewed cup of coffee. It's that delightful and enticing scent that wafts through the air and makes you want to take a big sip.

The aroma of coffee is actually really important because it can affect the overall taste and experience of the coffee. Different types of coffee beans and roasts can produce different aromas, ranging from nutty and chocolatey to floral and fruity.

Some people even enjoy smelling coffee beans as a way to perk themselves up in the morning or to relax in the afternoon. So if you're a fan of coffee, take a deep breath and enjoy the wonderful aroma that comes with it!

Coffee aroma notes are basically the different scents that you can detect in a cup of coffee. Think of it like a symphony of smells that all come together to create a unique and delicious coffee experience.

Some common coffee aroma notes include things like chocolate, caramel, nuts, fruits, and even spices like cinnamon or cardamom. These notes can come from the type of coffee bean, the roasting process, and even the brewing method.

So, the next time you take a sniff of your coffee, try to see if you can pick out any of these notes. Maybe you'll detect a hint of blueberry or a touch of vanilla. It's all part of the fun of enjoying a great cup of coffee!

Coffee can be TOO fresh? I'm confused!

Hey there! So, have you ever tried brewing coffee that was just roasted and noticed that it didn't taste quite right? Well, that's because coffee can actually be too fresh!

When coffee beans are roasted, they release carbon dioxide gas, which is called degassing. If you try to brew coffee that's still degassing, the excess CO2 can mess with the extraction process and make your brew taste sour and acidic. So, it's generally recommended to wait a few days after roasting before brewing your coffee. It can actually take 1 - 14 days for the coffee to fully develop

Of course, everyone's taste buds are different, so the ideal resting time for your coffee might vary. Some people prefer to brew their coffee right after it's roasted, while others might wait a week or more. It's all about experimenting and finding what tastes best to you!

 

I've opened my coffee, how long can I leave it for?

Ideally speaking you want to have finished your coffee within 4 weeks of the roasting date. It's better to buy less and order more frequently than to end up with not so great coffee. However, if stored correctly ( away from oxygen, moisture, sunlight and stinky food, trust me, onion tasting coffee is not good! ) coffee can last a good few months. Our coffees do come with a roast date and best before date which will give you a clearer idea of how stale the coffee is.

Do not store your coffee in your coffee grinder or hopper though!