As the coffee tree grows, it breathes the air around it and stores C02 and other gases in its bean. Once its harvested, dried, roasted, and ground, hot water is poured over the coffee grinds which releases these gases in a process called ‘blooming’. This is a perfect way to test the freshness of your coffee – as the coffee brews, the more blooming you see, the fresher the grain.
Steps for perfect Blooming:
1. Grind fresh beans and place appropriate amount of the ground coffee into filter.
2. Slowly pour 1/5 of your hot water onto grinds and wait for 30 seconds.
3. The Blooming Effect will then occur.
4. Once the last bubble pops and coffee settles slowly pour the rest of your hot water onto grinds.