FAQs

What is the best temperature to brew coffee?

According to chemical studies, the optimal water temperature for drip coffee is 95-98C. According to my notes, colder water doesn't extract enough caffeine/essential oils from the beans, and above such temperature the acidity increases wildly.

 

About quality of coffee.

The quality of a brew depends on the following factors (in no particular order):

 

  • Time since grinding the beans.
  • Time since roasting.
  • Cleanliness with brewing equipment.
  • Bean quality (what crop, etc.).
  • Water quality.

 

Fact: A coffee can in the supermarket often contains major debris, so be careful when you choose. (See note below).

Fact: Once you have freshly roasted and ground coffee, filtered water and equipment free of oil residues from the last brew, quality of beans makes a huge difference.

When you buy coffee, whether in a coffee house or in a supermarket, you want to get 100% arabica, except for espresso blends, which may be a combination of both. My personal experience says that a 100% arabica espresso blend is better but many people (including many Italians) will disagree on this point, so go with what you like.

 

What is the difference between arabica and robusta?

Arabica beans and robusta beans are two different species of coffee. They are the primary species of coffee that find their way into the American cup. The general differences are those of taste, and the conditions under which the two species differ in production.

 

Taste

Arabicas have a wider taste range, between varieties. They range in taste from sweet-soft to sharp-tangy. Their unroasted smell is sometimes likened to blueberries. Their roasted smell is perfumery with fruity notes and sugary tones.

Robustas taste range is neutral to harsh and they are often described as tasting grain-like, oatmeal. Their unroasted smell is often described as raw-peanutty. Their roasted smell is often likened to burnt rubber.

 

Production Conditions

Arabicas are delicate, they require cool tropical climates, lots of moisture, rich soil, shade and sun. They are subject to attack from various pests, and are extremely vulnerable to cold and bad handling.

Robustas are hardier plants, capable of growing well at low altitudes, less subject to problems related to pests and rough handling. They yield more pounds of finished goods per acre at a lower cost of production.

The coffee you like is a very personal thing. You may find that you really prefer the all-arabica blends, or you may feel comfortable with something less, just because you like it. That's OK. The American marketplace, thanks to the Specialty Coffee movement here, is now rich enough in roast types, species, varieties, blends, brews, grinds, and price points to have something for every taste and pocketbook.

 

How is the roasted and cup packaging process?

Do you offer outsourcing services of roasted and cup packaging?

The brew coffee machine that you are selling has guarantee?

The brew coffee machine and capsules are compatible with other systems?

What is the best before of your capsules?

 

How is the roasted and cup packaging process?

Coffee roasting is an important stage to cover expectations for any coffee lover expects from a cup. The roasting level depend of the consumer preference.

The roasting consist of subject to coffee bean to high temperatures and limited time. In the roasted process, the bean change:

  • Lose weight, between 15 to 20% thanks to taking up humity from the green bean.
  • Increase the size between 100 to 130%
  • Change from green bean color to brown or black bean, according the roasted level.
  • Transform its chemical composition among sugars, fats, proteins, nitrogenous substances, acid between others.

The packaging in capsules of coffee is a recent practice on the market, in short time, get good demand offering a practical and economical style to enjoy a fresh coffee. The leaders in the market for coffee capsules are: Nespresso, Lavazza and Keurig.

 

Do you offer outsourcing services of roasted and cup packaging?

If you want to innovate your sales of coffee with this system, you are invited to get in touch with us by this email info@gfperu.com or visit our facilities. We are offering the opportunity the put your coffee inside of the best way to sale it.

 

The brew coffee machine that you are selling has guarantee?

Yes, our brew coffee machine has 6 months of guarantee. Only for manufacturing defects

 

The brew coffee machine and capsules are compatible with other systems?

Yes, our capsules and brew coffee machines are compatible with Nespressotm, Britttm among others.

 

What is the best before of your capsules?

The best before of our capsules is one year.