Jump to content
  • Welcome to the eG Forums, a service of the eGullet Society for Culinary Arts & Letters. The Society is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the culinary arts. These advertising-free forums are provided free of charge through donations from Society members. Anyone may read the forums, but to post you must create a free account.


Can someone please tell me how to make good espresso?

Recommended Posts

possibly the grinder warms the beans just enough so they are above freezing when ground


a really good grinder adds as little heat as possible to the final product.


that wonderful smell of freshly ground coffee ?


you want that in your espresso.


so many conundrums here @ eG.


what I would't do is add Fz beans to the grinder's hopper.


sometimes I forget to roast.


I have Fz whole Vac's beans in the freezer.


I add the sealed pack to tap water and they thaw quickly to Room Temp


then I add those dry beans to the hopper.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

The moisture content of roasted coffee is so low that I doubt frozen beans are especially tough. They're also not immune to changing. Freezing and vacuum packing slow down the changes but don't stop them. 


There's a new trend at the super high-end ... freezing green coffee beans in sealed bags, for storage and shipping to the roaster. Some are arguing that this will preserve more flavor. I have no doubt they're going to charge us for it!

Edited by paulraphael (log)

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Sweet Maria  had something to say about newer bags a while ago , but I can't recall if freezing was part of the newer process



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.