Choosing the right beans
To create third wave specialty coffee in your own home, you need exceptional quality tools and beans. The Barista Touch™ comes with a top-of-the-line suite of tools to brew that perfect cup of espresso. Now it's time to learn how to choose the right beans to ensure a premium coffee experience. Join professional roaster, Paul Geshos, founder and owner of Mecca Coffee, as he explains how to choose the best beans. While the roasting profile, origins, and qualities of the beans are a matter of personal taste, there is no substitute for freshly roasted (but not too fresh!) beans. Roasted beans require time for the complexity of their flavor to fully mature into balance. Yet if you wait too long, the beans will begin to oxidize, losing flavor and complexity in the process. We recommend selecting beans that have been roasted 5-30 days before. We also discuss bean origins and how to choose beans according to your personal preference. South American beans have low-acidity with a medium to heavy body, and are often served with milk. African beans generally produce a more delicate, acidic brew, and are often served without milk. Let the pros teach you how to find the exact beans to deliver the finest brew. The Barista Touch™—because life is too short for ordinary coffee.