A few weeks ago Thomas Fuetterer contacted me regarding the 15 Steps from Bean to Cup infographic that he has made. Both Thomas and I want to highlight just how much work goes into processing the bean prior to it getting into the hands of the awesome roasters who do their best to highlight the flavours that are unique to each country and region.
Thomas has put together the infographic to give you a snapshot of the incredible amount of work that goes into each perfect cup of coffee; have a look at this infographic from Coffeeble about How Coffee is Made. When you see how many caring hands the beans go through before we get them, you begin to understand why we take such care when we roast them. From the farmer tending his seedlings in the nursery to the barista trying to extract maximum flavor at your corner cafe, a great cup of coffee is a team effort and we take our role seriously. When you’re rushing through your next morning coffee, spare a thought for the hard work it took to get the beans from the tree to your cup.
Many people who visit a coffee shop or make themselves a coffee at home often have a coffee that is bitter or does not highlight many of the possible flavours that they could have experienced had the person making it understood the importance of their grinder in making the "foundation" of the coffee. There are also many other people out there who think all coffees are bitter and are supposed to be served like that.
So here is a little bit of information on the importance of "dialling in your grinder" and knowing its importance in the coffee process.