Getting your coffee to taste amazing every time doesn't involve visiting the bearded barista on the corner and paying $4. You can make a delicious cup of Joe all by your goddamn self by with one simple trick.
As The New York Times reported, freezing your coffee beans before you grind could lead to better coffee. That's it. You don't need to do anything else. Well, you have to brew the coffee, of course. But does someone really need to tell you to do everything?
The New York Times based its advice off a scientific study published in Scientific Report, which looked into how temperature affects ground coffee particles. The study only examined "particle size distribution" after exposing the beans to a variety of temperatures.
Researchers hypothesized that since cold beans resulted in particles more uniform in size, this should "minimize the amount of wasted beans" when making coffee, which should in turn lead to an "increased aroma and/or flavor." Of course, more testing needs to be done to scientifically prove that cold beans produce better coffee. But still, it's an interesting concept.
And its enough evidence to support trying out frozen beans. The only thing you have to lose is crappy coffee. And who wants that?
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