Looking for the best Chicago Coffee Shop? Do your homework first! Coffee is coffee, right? Wrong! Quality coffee is the good coffee. Ignorance is bliss, yes? Wrong again! An informed consumer is always ahead of the game. Choosing your Chicago Coffee is not any different from picking out a holiday ham. You are fussy about the bread you buy or how much sugar is hiding in your kid’s cereal. Be discriminating about your coffee. Be informed. The informed coffee consumer is always ahead of the game. From the freshly roasted coffee beans, all the way to the cup you use, choose your coffee wisely,
Recently I tried the online coffee store: www.ipsento.com If you start with fresh, you get fresh. Quality gourmet coffee is roasted hours before shipping and is at your doorstep within…at the most a week of roasting. It should arrive in a vacuum-sealed bag with a breathing seal. Starting with fresh, high-quality beans means being willing to settle for nothing less than the best high-quality coffee beans you can find. Most sites that sell coffee offer fresh ground coffee beans as an option. If you don’t own a coffee grinder, this may work for you until you can purchase one. Purchasing coffee from one of the coffee sites offering this option will at least ensure that your coffee is reasonably fresh. However, it needs to be used up right away or stored properly. If you buy coffee already ground, you as the consumer want to bear in mind that already ground coffee loses the original quality quickly. Storing coffee in a mason jar with a tight lid on a cool shelf in the pantry is a wonderful way to keep it palatable for up to a month.
Ever purchase ground coffee in the store, open the can, take a whiff, and it smells wonderful? Inside of 24 hours that same can of coffee will not only lose potency but will smell like it’s been sitting there on the counter for months (a trained nose detects this after a little bit of practice). There are two basic reasons for this phenomenon:
1. The Chicago Coffee Shop is gleaned from poor quality beans to maximize the profit margins of the mass producing retail market industry. These coffee beans are either low-quality arabica beans, or they are robusta beans, which are like a weed in the coffee world.
2. The coffee was roasted months ago; vacuum sealed, and the quality of the fresh roasted coffee beans is broken down significantly. This is done to meet mass demand in a hurry.
Here is a video on how they package coffee: