Water 💧 is the quiet and elusive partner of coffee. You need it to make coffee and it can change the flavour of it depending on the subtle differences in water composition. Recently, there has been a resurrection of research around the water composition and the quality of coffee. 👩🏽🔬 A key notion to take on board is that good tasting water does not necessarily mean good tasting coffee. For example, the bicarbonate content that makes a branded bottled water very smooth water to drink is basically responsible for removing acidity and sweetness in coffee.
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.
There are endless flavour notes to coffee. You can practice observing these through a coffee tasting technique called coffee cupping. In order to achieve the most consistent results, the “cupper” (which could be you) needs to follow very specific but simple procedures:
We had posted a few videos here and then, but never really took our message of sustainability to our Youtube channel. That has changed. Today! We have started to post some of our clips. For instance, our first video portraits a small child which gets really angry over not being told that sustainable compostable coffee pods from Moving Beans exist :).
One of the co-founders of Moving Beans was featured today in a major national newspaper, with a daily readership of more than 2,000,000 people. The story covers her inspiration behind Moving Beans, and about the founding moments and the journey ever since. Her story reads as follows: