Choosing the right beans
Welcome to Beans 101, your private masterclass on selecting the best products for your Breville Dual Boiler™. Specialty coffee roaster Paul Geshos from Mecca Coffee describes the beans you need to make the perfect cup of third wave specialty coffee at home. He clarifies when roasted coffee beans will be at their peak freshness levels and explains how choosing specific beans often comes down to your individual preferences regarding flavor and style. Although different types of beans will require varying temperatures, we recommend that you start off at 200F, just like a commercial machine. From there, you’ll be able to explore the potential of beans with all sorts of flavor compositions, roasting profiles, age, and origin. Speaking of origin, Paul breaks down the major differences between South American and African varieties of coffee bean. You’ll learn about the flavor profiles, acidity, and body of both varieties, and whether to take them black or white. We’ll also cover the exciting possibilities to explore when blending varietals.