Coffee beans vs. Ground Coffee

Coffee is certainly people’s daily elixir that keeps the planet moving. There is nothing like the feeling you get while drinking a hot cup of coffee while writing coffee essay. Both pleasure and energy spread throughout your whole body, offering you the power to go through the day with the smile on your lips.

If you are reading this article now, there is no doubt that you’re also a coffee lover and you really need to know how to choose the best type of coffee in order to satisfy your taste buds.

In the further lines, you’ll find out what you should choose between coffee beans and ground coffee and why.

  • Coffee Beans

Coffee beans are produced in the biggest percentage in Brazil. They are the seeds of a genus of flowering plants, and they are basically fruits growing inside something called “coffee berries”. Thus, coffee beans are the raw products, in their natural form, having all their properties intact.

After you grind the coffee, its flavor becomes more and more vapid, as the air reduces its taste and its smell. Hence, it becomes crystal clear that coffee beans are the best option.

The only inconvenience of using coffee beans is that you will have to grind them yourself before making a delicious cup of coffee. It is pretty simple to do it by using a coffee grinder (you can find it in almost any home appliance store and a regular model is not extremely expensive) and the whole process shouldn’t last too long.

Still, before opting for coffee beans, try to objectively evaluate the time you have available during the morning.

  • Ground Coffee

If you are the kind of person who puts convenience over flavor, maybe ground coffee is just perfect.

If you are usually in a hurry and you also feel too sleepy to do anything before having your coffee, the more complicated the process of preparing it is, the more you’ll be annoyed. This scenario seems quite probable in your case? Then buy ground coffee.

However, there are some tips that might help you to make a high-quality cup of black liquor from ground coffee:

  • Search for a coffee shop where they grind the beans under your eyes. Ask for a quantity enough for a week, but no longer. This way, you’ll be sure that the grounds you bought are fresh.
  • When you buy ground coffee from supermarkets, already packed, you risk taking something that doesn’t have a great quality. Anyway, if you don’t have any coffee shop around from where you can get fresh ground coffee, opt for the coffee bags that are hermetically sealed.
  • Also, keep the grounds in a hermetically sealed container/bag. The less air enters there, the better for the taste of the coffee. Here you have some tips on how to store your coffee so that it remains delicious for a longer period of time.

Returning to coffee beans, it might be useful to know that there are two different kinds of them: Arabica and Robusta.

The second type of beans has more caffeine compared to the first, and that’s why their taste is more bitter. Arabica beans are more flavored, and they have a fruity taste.

On the market, you can find ground coffee obtained by mixing the two kinds of beans. Usually, it contains over 75% Arabica beans. But if you decide to buy the beans and grind them yourself, you can experiment with various ways and proportions to combine Arabica with Robusta.

Final Thoughts

We hope this article helped you to clear your mind about the differences between coffee beans and ground coffee. Now, you can make the choice between them easier.

No matter if you prefer coffee beans or ground coffee, don’t forget to drink your daily cup – it will keep your mind and your body healthy.

Cheese Brie Sandwich

The key is to buy specific cuts for specific dishes and be firm with your butcher. Opt for tender cuts from the inner haunch muscle if you fancy steak and use neck fillet or shanks if slow cooking. And deer mince makes for a very good gamekeeper’s sandwiches.

Wild salmon is a real treat and rivers in the British Isles are seeing more and more of them. If you can’t find wild salmon there are some good farmed fish on the market, but bear in mind they probably won’t be able to match the flavour.

Culinary Delight

These restaurant, bar and coffee roastery located on a busy corner site in Farringdon’s Exmouth Market. With glazed frontage on two sides of the building, overlooking the mark.

Wild salmon is a real treat and rivers in the British Isles are seeing more and more of them. If you can’t find wild salmon there are some good farmed fish on the market, but bear in mind they probably won’t be able to match the flavour.

You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six — Franz Kafka

These restaurant, bar and coffee roastery located on a busy corner site in Farringdon’s Exmouth Market. With glazed frontage on two sides of the building, overlooking the mark.

Melt the butter in a pan and gently cook the shallots on a low heat for a few minutes. Meanwhile, roughly chop the peas either by hand or briefly in a food processor then add to the shallots with the cream and tarragon. Season and simmer to a thick-ish consistency.

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Roasted Tomato Soup

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Artists are crafters of human thought and emotion. Think about that .. its massive. It is for us to inspire and motivate. To merely duplicate is to devastate. True innovation is born on the wings of reality, but will always fly one mile higher. Don’t ever think for a moment we are merely couriers of imitation to some sort of “reality”.

The seed needs to be soaked in an inspiration shower (patent pending). I hunt the interwebs for cool UI patterns and archive them in a massive Photoshop file. For example, when working on YouTube TV I grabbed hundreds of examples of future UI from futurists like Jayse Hansen and Neil Huxley.

Tiny women carry amazingly large bags, twice their eighty-pound weight. Some of the women carry babies in slings around front. A good adult picker can harvest over two hundred pounds of cherries and earn $8 a day, more than twice the Guatemalan minimum daily wage.

Compel your audience. Capture the moment. Light with purpose. If a picture is worth a thousand words, what’s a talking picture worth?

While I’m not the best photographer you’ll bump into, my images are worth something. It’s hard to put a monetary value on some shots, but those photos sell, and those photos arouse emotions.

And beyond that, those are one-in-a-lifetime experiences that I documented through my photo trips. And beyond that, those are one-in-a-lifetime experiences that I documented through my photo trips.

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Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes

The key is to buy specific cuts for specific dishes and be firm with your butcher. Opt for tender cuts from the inner haunch muscle if you fancy steak and use neck fillet or shanks if slow cooking. And deer mince makes for a very good gamekeeper’s sandwiches.

Wild salmon is a real treat and rivers in the British Isles are seeing more and more of them. If you can’t find wild salmon there are some good farmed fish on the market, but bear in mind they probably won’t be able to match the flavour.

Culinary Delight

These restaurant, bar and coffee roastery located on a busy corner site in Farringdon’s Exmouth Market. With glazed frontage on two sides of the building, overlooking the mark.

Wild salmon is a real treat and rivers in the British Isles are seeing more and more of them. If you can’t find wild salmon there are some good farmed fish on the market, but bear in mind they probably won’t be able to match the flavour.

You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six — Franz Kafka

These restaurant, bar and coffee roastery located on a busy corner site in Farringdon’s Exmouth Market. With glazed frontage on two sides of the building, overlooking the mark.

Melt the butter in a pan and gently cook the shallots on a low heat for a few minutes. Meanwhile, roughly chop the peas either by hand or briefly in a food processor then add to the shallots with the cream and tarragon. Season and simmer to a thick-ish consistency.

All images are under copyright © Leslie Grow and V.K.Rees

Hot Cereals Breakfast

When this happens, normally I grab a coffee to help get the ideas flowing, but for the last few days in Montreal, no one’s been allowed to drink the water due to a bacteria leakage, which also means, no coffee.

Tiny women carry amazingly large bags, twice their eighty-pound weight. Some of the women carry babies in slings around front. A good adult picker can harvest over two hundred pounds of cherries and earn $8 a day, more than twice the Guatemalan minimum daily wage.

What is creativity really?

From a scientific perspective, creativity is your ability to think of something original from connections made between pre-existing ideas in your brain. These connections are controlled by neurotransmitters like adenosine, which alerts your brain when you’re running out of energy and reacts.

 

This got me wondering about coffee and beer and which one would actually help me be more creative and get work done. Hopefully, this will help you decide when it’s best to have that triple shot espresso or ice cold brew.

Adenosine is kind of like your brain’s battery status monitor.

From a scientific perspective, creativity is your ability to think of something original from connections made between pre-existing ideas in your brain. These connections are controlled by neurotransmitters like adenosine, which alerts your brain when you’re running out of energy and reacts.

Your brain on coffee

Every coffee drinker is familiar with the feelings after drinking a fresh cup of java. I know after I’ve had a latte or espresso, I feel more focused. If I’m having a conversation with someone, words seem to flow without pauses, ums, or ahs.

If you decide to drink coffee or beer while you’re working, stick to no more than 2 drinks per sitting and try not to do this more than once or twice per week to prevent dependency. Coffee and beer shouldn’t be thought of as magic bullets for creativity.

Be Grateful.

It’s really simple. What is one thing today you are really grateful for? What is another? If you can list 3 things a day, you’ll see you have much more going for you than you thought. Soon your list will get so long you’ll be beaming with energy.

  1. Coffee and beer shouldn’t be thought of as magic bullets for creativity.
  2. They are ways to create chemical changes that occur naturally in your body.
  3. Quality sleep, a healthy diet, and allowing yourself to take breaks.

We are all human as well and humans are not perfect creatures. When you learn to accept yourself, true happiness quickly arises.

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Dvid Shillinglaw is a cool artist from London that spent 1 month with us on the /A WORD OF ART residency, working with Write on Africa along the way,
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