What does it mean that coffee has strength? Is it going to knock me out?
Because there is no standard that provides coffee strength guidance, this term has been widely misunderstood, used in very different contexts and, as a result, it creates confusion amongst many, including in the compostable coffee pods industry.
For example, most people confuse coffee strength with coffee roast. Contrary to popular belief, coffee strength is determined by the ratio of coffee grinds to water during the brewing process, NOT during the roasting of the coffee. The person behind the coffee pot has the final say in whether the coffee will be strong or weak. It has absolutely nothing to do with the roasting of the coffee beans. Just because a dark roasted coffee may taste bitter, doesn’t mean it’s stronger.
Now, what is the body of the coffee? Body is one of the three things coffee-drinkers are always looking for (along with bright acidity and defined flavours).
Body is a coffee’s texture. It can be described as how big and heavy the coffee feels in your mouth. Therefore, body is not something we taste but rather a sensation we feel. However, it can influence a coffee’s overall flavour. This is because flavour is a combination of many factors – taste, aroma, texture, sound and maybe even sight.
Many factors determine why a specific coffee has more body than another. Some coffee varieties are just more prone to body. So are specific coffee processing methods, brew methods, and filters. And roast profiles can be manipulated to produce more body.
Our selection of compostable coffee pods at Moving Beans offers, so we hope, coffee of all tastes and strengths. If you would like to see more variety, why not get in touch with us?
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Are you someone who loves coffee and usually uses a Nespresso machine? We all can’t deny how using Nespresso machines and coffee pods are indeed super convenient, Though we also know that every cup of coffee we make using a Nespresso machine can contribute to polluting our environment.
It's early days, but the Aussie-made Moving Beans seems to be a hit down under.
We've learnt a lot from Australian coffee culture - some of the world's best coffee roasters are Australian and even London's burgeoning coffee scene is heavily inspired by Australian coffee culture.
So what we tried to do is pack that great culture and great taste into our compostable and biodegradable coffee pods. A great example of this is our Australian Classic Espresso Blend.