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Keys to choosing a good ground coffee

by TM Maria Be a king in your own kingdom

If you have a bar or restaurant you know very well that the choice of ground coffee that you use to prepare those aromatic cups of coffee is very important.


Here are some keys to choosing the best ground coffee for your business. And follow King and Queen to know more about Herbal Tea.


Do I buy ground coffee or coffee beans?

Keys to choosing a good ground coffee.


Do I buy ground coffee or coffee beans?

Many bar and cafe owners face this decision on a daily basis. It has always been said that freshly ground coffee has a better aroma and therefore many opt for coffee beans, but this implies having a machine to grind the coffee beans and spending time to grind. If you have space limitations or have to serve many coffees in a short space of time, you may find ground coffee a great option.


In addition, it takes into account that in recent years the packaging of ground coffee has improved a lot, the vacuum packaging and the materials used preserve the conditions of the coffee much better.


Keys to choosing a good ground coffee

  • Ground coffee should invite you just by smelling it for coffee, so before buying a large number of packages, ask your ground coffee supplier to send you samples or buy a few packages and you will be able to determine the aroma given off by a cup of that freshly brewed coffee.

  • Keep in mind that coffees from highlands tend to have a stronger aroma than those from lowlands.

  • Another important characteristic to choose a good ground coffee is its degree of acidity, you can only perceive that when you taste the final result. It is also usually related to the height where the coffee comes from and the roasting system used. The problem is that it is difficult to know the origin of the ground coffee that they are selling to you but if you choose a good supplier they will surely give you information. At higher altitudes, the more acidic the coffee is and the darker the roast, the more acidity as well.

  • Without a doubt, the body of the ground coffee used must also be evaluated. How do you do this? It is a fairly subjective consideration because it is when we say "this does taste like coffee" but of course what you can have a lot of body for another person may not. In this sense, consider the opinion of your customers, tell them that you are using a new ground coffee and that you want to know their opinion.

  • Invest in buying a good coffee, your clients deserve it. Evaluate whether that saving of 1 or 2 euros per kilo is worth it. Do not forget that this saving will be noticed, most likely, in quality. Many coffee shops due to competition issues have started to buy cheaper ground coffee to very soon realize that their customers notice this decrease in quality and therefore their satisfaction with your business is also diminished.

  • To better preserve your ground coffee, analyze for a few weeks the daily expense you make. This way you will avoid having an excessive amount of coffee in the dispensing hopper. Remember that the coffee loses aroma when in contact with the air, so you should keep it, once the package is opened, in a container as airtight as possible.

  • There are multiple suppliers of ground coffee for bars, do not hesitate to consult with several of them, find out the type of mixture used, the prices, the formats offered.

  • To calculate the costs of each cup of coffee, keep in mind that if you use a good ground coffee, you will require between 7 and 8 grams of coffee to prepare a cup, but if you use a lower quality ground coffee, you will require a larger quantity.

  • Be careful with the roast, the more percentage of roast it has, the cheaper it will be, but also the final product will be of lower quality.


In conclusion, before choosing a supplier, try several brands of ground coffee, also trust the opinion of your customers and remember that cheap is expensive.


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