A cup of coffee is an indispensable part of our morning. We are looking forward to it; we savor it; we can't wake up without this daily portion of energy. At the same time we get so used to this morning ritual and the necessity of having a cup that the very point of why we drink coffee and not hot chocolate or tea, the flavor, often gets neglected. Especially if it's a business day, which it is five times out of seven.
One of the most important steps that help to make a truly flavorful cup of coffee is grinding coffee beans right before brewing. Of course, you can always save time, effort, and still enjoy the taste by buying a cup at a local coffee shop. The alternative is grinding your coffee at home.
Why the grinding is so important? There are books written about is. In short, when the natural shell of beans is broken, little by little coffee loses its aroma.
The process is called oxidation, and the longer ground coffee is exposed to air, the quicker its taste will fade after brewing. In the experiment carried out by coffee specialists coffee in beans and ground coffee of the same manufacturer showed vast differences in flavor.