One of the complaints that most coffee lovers had was that there was no coffee bags like those that we have for tea. Today that need has been addressed as we have coffee bags that help you make coffee wherever you like without any need for a coffee percolator or coffee maker machine. However, the question is whether coffee bags make good coffee.
Tea and coffee are made from different parts of the plant. Tea is processed from tealeaf and coffee is made from the seeds of the coffee berry. For the obvious reasons, they have different physical characteristics. Tea bags seem to produce fairly good tasting tea but when it comes to coffee, it is not that easy to release the essence as the ground coffee is from the hard roasted berry seeds of the coffee plant. Most people therefore feel that coffee bags do not make as good coffee as ground coffee or coffee beans. This however need not be true. You will be able to make good coffee using coffee bags if you pay attention to two key factors.
Firstly, make sure that you buy your coffee bags only from the most trusted brands and from master coffee roasters. When you get the finest quality coffee bags, the final taste of your coffee will come out well. If inferior quality ground coffee is used then the aroma and the flavour will not be released easily resulting in a cup of coffee that disappoints you.
Secondly, the preparation method plays a significant role overall taste of coffee. If you buy your coffee bags from reputed brands, it will come with the required instructions for preparing your coffee. You need to closely follow those instructions to make your coffee. This will help you get the best flavours out of your coffee bags.
You need to store your coffee bags in an airtight container so that they retain their freshness. Moreover, it needs to be stored in a dry place. It should not be exposed to moisture. If the coffee bags are exposed to moisture then the aroma will start diffusing and when you actually prepare your coffee, it will taste flat.
Another common mistake that people make when making their coffee from the coffee bags is that they do not let the coffee bags sit in hot water for long enough. You need to allow a minimum of three minutes for the entire aroma and flavour to diffuse into the water. If it were to be tea, the rate of diffusion will be much higher and within a minute you will get fairly good tea.
Making excellent coffee from coffee bags is possible provided that you keep in mind the above factors. Before you serve coffee prepared through coffee bags to your guests, make sure that you perfect your preparation process so that you get the finest quality coffee every time you make use of the coffee bags. You will be surprised to note that you will be able to prepare increasingly better tasting coffee using coffee bags.