Good quality, whole bean Colombian coffee can be a bit costly. But if you really love this coffee and want to indulge without emptying your wallet, buying in larger quantities is a good way to save. You will pay less overall if you buy your coffee by the 2-pound bag rather than purchasing a few ounces at a time. But buying larger quantities of whole bean Colombian coffee does come with its own set of challenges. You'll learn how to address those challenges by exploring the tips below.
1.Try before you buy.
Make sure you like the coffee you are buying before you invest in a 2-pound bag. Colombian coffee tends to be pretty consistent, so if you have tried and enjoyed one Colombian coffee and enjoyed it, there's a pretty good chance you'll like most Colombian coffees. Still, pay attention to the roast before you buy, too. If you like light roast coffee, the time to sample dark roast is not when buying a 2-pound bag. Stick with a roast you've historically enjoyed.
2. Put most of the coffee straight into a sealed container.
Coffee goes stale faster when it is exposed to air. The oxygen in the air causes certain compounds in the coffee to break down, altering its taste over time. This is especially the case with Colombian coffees, which have a lot of lighter, aromatic flavors. So, to keep your coffee as fresh as possible, put most of your beans into an airtight container as soon as you open the 2-pound bag. Leave the amount you'll use in the next week or so in a separate container. Use coffee from this separate smaller container, and only open the bigger airtight container when you need to refill your smaller, everyday container.
3. Experiment with different brewing methods early on.
When you first get a new, big bag of coffee, experiment with a few different brewing methods to see which one best suits the coffee you've just purchased. Colombian coffees tend to do really well with pour-over methods, but everyone has a different preference. You want to discover early on what method you prefer so you don't waste such a large quantity of coffee using an inferior brewing method.
Buying Colombian whole bean coffee is a great way to save. Just make sure you're taking the necessary steps to store your coffee beans properly, buy ones you enjoy, and discover the best brewing process.
If you're interested in learning more about 2 lb bag whole bean Colombian coffee, reach out to a coffee supplier.