1:3 — The Lungo And Short Of It
All that glitters, what are peaberries, PLUS an Easter surprise!
Edition No. 11
Happy Good Friday! We hope you enjoy today’s edition of 1:3 whilst sipping on your daily cuppa ahead of the long weekend.
1 Fun Thing
All that glitters might just be… green!
“The Sun emits more Green light than any other band of light in the rainbow. The peak sensitivity of the Human Retina is Green, evolved to match the peak spectral output of the Sun. Our eyes are about 10x more sensitive to Green light than Red. So watt-for-watt, Green lasers look much brighter than Red ones.” - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Coffee storage, even at the raw or green bean stage, is extremely important to protect their quality and flavour potential and ideally should be done in hermetically sealed bags. The ICO recommends moisture levels of 11–12.5%, but consistency is more important than the absolute level. Put them in popular burlap bags and moisture enters easily, especially during transport. Put them in single layer plastic bags and condensation builds up making your fresh crop taste stale, and with reduced aromas.
American coffee consumption is at its highest in two decades — even more than water! When 1500+ Americans were surveyed about beverage consumption, 66% reported they drank coffee in the past day vs. 54% who drank bottled water, and only 42% who drank tap water.
Coffee cherries usually have two beans which is why the sides facing each other tend to be flat. Occasionally, however, a natural mutation causes only one seed to be fertilised, resulting in a single rounder bean. Some people view peaberries as more desirable because the smaller size allows for a greater intensity of flavour and the round shape promotes more even roasting.
PS: We have a little Easter surprise for you — our new video just dropped! Check it.