All coffee is Fresh Roasted, right?
When God created coffee He had fresh roasted coffee in mind. Time is our enemy. It makes everything worse and coffee is not protected from that. Of course, some things are better with time. Coffee needs a day, sometimes a few to rest. But give it 2 weeks or more and gravity or oxygen or the elements or whatever you want to call it will ruin it. So we work hard to get our coffee to you as quickly as possible.
- We roast your coffee after you place an order. Since all Mugsy Coffee is roasted to order, please allow up to 48 hours after your order is placed for the coffee to roast and ship. Our coffees are roasted Monday through Saturday.
- Everything we ship is through USPS Priority Mail. USPS Priority Mail estimates their package arrival 2-5 business days after the item is shipped.
We suggest that you only purchase enough coffee to last you up to 10 days as we find our coffee is best enjoyed within 7-10 days from its roast date.
Your coffee looks good, what's different?
Fresh coffee will look dry, rather than oily. Oily? Oily is bad? But I buy my coffee from that popular place on the corner and all of their coffee is...Nevermind.
Once again...getting old sucks. Old coffee is oily and loses some of the flavor nuances. So, you want to be sure the coffee you purchase has a nice, dry surface. Although a vacuum sealed bag will retain aromatics within the bag, as soon as the bag is opened, those aromatics are released into the atmosphere. A sealed bag does not allow natural degassing to occur in a way that helps maintain the integrity of the bean and the balance of the flavor profile over time.
Also, darker roasted coffees excrete oils more quickly since the integrity of the bean is compromised by a longer roast which also diminishes the potential flavor nuances.
We ship everything in a sealed bag with a degassing value. CO2 needs to leave the coffee, but not at the expense of letting Oxygen in. The coffee will show up and seem like it isn't sealed. That's the flavor staying awesome. Squeeze the bag when you get it...that's the best part. Smells so good.
We suggest that you drink your coffee within 10 days of the roast (ship) date to ensure you will have the best drinking experience possible. We roast to order daily, so that you get to enjoy the best.
What type of roast should I get?
This really depends on your taste. I know many people who love light roasted coffee. It is a unique and dry taste, love it in the morning. A lot of men like dark bold roast, though they think it has more caffeine in it (which is not true, the light the roast the more caffeine content). We have suggested the roast for the coffee we offer. If you desire something else when you order you can put special instructions and we will oblige.
But I can keep mine fresh longer, because I put it in the freezer.
Sure...if you want to drive me nuts. Please do not store it in the fridge or freezer. Coffee is porous and will absorb the flavors around it. Using a metal container will impart a metallic taste to your beans, so please avoid those too.
What the chaff is in your coffee?
The white flakes that you see in the grounds are actually coffee chaff. After the cherry that surrounds the coffee bean is removed, the bean is still encompassed by a thin, papery shell (similar to a peanut) that is called chaff, or pergamino. The chaff is removed during the dry milling process. However, small amounts of chaff stay in the fold of the coffee bean. If you look at a whole coffee bean, you will often see a small light colored stripe on one side. When you grind that bean, that small strip of parchment will look like white flakes.
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