“To Extract” means “remove or take out, especially by effort or force.
The extraction of the coffee is at the core of any brewing or coffee-making process. When water passes through the coffee, it extracts some of the compounds and flavours and leaves some behind. It is the surprising complexity of this process that gives us so much of an intrigue as well as frustration when making coffee.
Sharper, acidic, fruity flavours tend to come out first, followed by the deep, heavier ones, and lastly, the woody, bitter notes. A well-extracted cup of coffee has a balance of these. This extraction depends on several factors including water flow rate, water pressure, temperature, coffee grain size and distribution, water quality, and uniformity of extraction, amongst others.
The optimal extraction that often gets cited is 20%, meaning that 20% of the coffee is taken by the water and the rest is chucked into the compost heap. The extraction levels of instant coffee is around 60%, making the instant coffee process the most efficient preparation method, just not necessarily the most desirable one.
Nothing can beat a delicious Moving Beans espresso morning coffee from our compostable coffee pods :).
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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.