Coffee Degassing – Fresh vs Too Fresh

Everyone wants their coffee fresh, but you might be missing out on some real flavour if it is too fresh. It is like a cake just out of the oven – if you let it cool off, you will actually taste it more. For coffee, cooling off is known as ‘de-gassing’ or ‘resting’. Degassing is the release of gases from the inside of roasted coffee beans. The roasting process breaks down carbohydrates in the green beans, producing vapour and carbon dioxide as part of the chemical reaction that occurs. This vapour and gas are naturally released from the beans in...

Read more

3 Ways To Recycle Coffee Grounds

We know how much coffee you lot drink! So here's a few tips to repurpose all those used coffee grinds.  Remove Bad Odours If you love cooking but hate the persistent smell of garlic and onion on your fingers, then you are in luck! Grab a teaspoon of used coffee grounds, rub into damp hands then rinse. Just like baking soda, coffee grounds soak up odours in the air. Once you have had your morning brew, simply spread on a baking tray and put in a 200 degree C oven until completely dry. Store in an open jar and...

Read more