24 April 2022
How fresh is your coffee?
Soooo..... exactly how fresh is your coffee? How do you know? I bet most of you cannot tell. It is because most of the coffee roasters do not let you know when the coffee was roasted. You will find the "Use By" date or "Best Before" but hardly ever will you see the date the coffee actually was roasted. Consider this: the coffee is like a bread. It tastes great when it's fresh. You would't but 1 2-3 months old bread - would you? The coffee just like a bread tastes the best when it is fresh. During the first 24-48 hours after roasting the coffee beans release a lot of CO2 along with the beautiful aroma. This is why at All American Coffee LLC, we pack our coffee in bags equipped with degassing valves. Such valves allow for the extra pressure to escape the bag while keeping the outside air from getting inside the bag which would result with oxidation of beans. Because we only roast the coffee to order, we never store roasted beans. Once the coffee is roasted and blended to our precise specification, we pack the beans to preserve the quality and the aroma and ship immediately to the customer. This is why when you buy the roasted coffee from All American Coffee LLC you get your coffee in just a few days after it has been roasted. Just thing about it for a minute, before you buy your next bag of coffee at your grocery store... Enjoy your coffee! Maciek Mierzwinski GM All American Coffee LLC
24 April 2022
Let's talk about K-Cups, shall we?
K-Cups took the market by the storm. Great idea, convenience and simplicity of use. Those three values are by far the most important reasons a lot of customers but coffee packed in K-Cups. However, let's chill for a minute and take another look at that product. As you know, each K-Cup contains roast and ground coffee which you should truly avoid buying for the reasons listed in this post. Besides the fact you should always buy a whole bean coffee, there are some other reasons why K-Cups are not the best choice. your roast and - unfortunately - ground coffee stays in a plastic cup for quite some time. You cannot tell when the coffee was roasted so you don't know how long has the coffee been stuck in that little plastic container. Once you get to brew it, you expose your coffee and the plastic cup to a high temperature. That can't be good for you. Last but not least, your Keurig coffee brewing machine is pretty difficult to keep clean. Ask yourself, when was the last time you actually cleaned it up inside out? Just think about the mold build up inside the brewing canal. The bottom line is this, if you care about the quality of your coffee beverage, always buy a whole bean coffee. Maciek Mierzwinski GM All American Coffee LLC
8 April 2022
Always buy Whole Bean Coffee.
This particular question falls under the "FAQs" category of every coffee meeting I attend. Sure, handling the ground coffee is pretty convenient, and easy to do, might as well go for a K-Cup™ if convenience is the objective. If all you need from coffee is some dose of caffeine, you may as well go for the energy drink - right? However, if for whatever the reason the coffee means to you more than just the caffeine, I strongly suggest you stay away from the roast and ground coffee and start buying the whole bean from now on. Here is why. You cannot see the quality of coffee beans when you buy ground coffee. Ask yourself a question, how do you know if the coffee you purchased was made with a good quality coffee beans? Or perhaps was it made with broken and defected coffee beans and coffee shells? Is the blend of coffee you are buying made of 100% coffee beans or perhaps there are other "extenders" added to the blend such as roasted and ground chicory? And perhaps the most important factor. Did you know that over 90% of coffee aroma escapes from the bean during grinding process? When you buy roast and ground coffee you simply let someone else enjoy the aroma. If for whatever the reason you love coffee as much as I do, do yourself a favor, and never again but any roast and ground coffee. Invest in good coffee grinder. Those are really inexpensive but you will thank yourself the very first time you grind your beans. Enjoy your coffee! Maciek Mierzwinski GM All American Coffee LLC