FAQ
How to Store Coffee?
Keep beans airtight and cool
To preserve your bean's fresh roasted flavour as long as possible, store them in an opaque, air-tight container at room temperature. Coffee beans are decorative and beautiful, but avoid clear canisters which will allow light to compromise the taste of your coffee. Keep your beans in a convenient, but dark and cool, location. Remember that a cabinet near the oven is often too warm, and so is a spot on the kitchen counter that gets strong afternoon sun. The commercial coffee containers in which you purchased your coffee are generally not appropriate for long-term storage. Ideal coffee storage canisters with an airtight seal are a worthwhile investment.
Coffee's Freshness over Time
Coffee begins to lose its freshness as soon as it is done roasting, and is at its peak in the first few days after it is roasted. Ground coffee is best when consumed within one to two weeks of roasting. Whole beans are best within one month of roasting. To keep your coffee fresh, buy just-roasted coffee often, in quantities that will only last you one to two weeks, and then store your coffee properly. If you want to buy a larger quantity of coffee, store the bulk of it tightly sealed in an airtight container in a cool, dark area and keep a smaller quantity in a smaller container for daily use. Only open the large container to refill the smaller container. Storing coffee this way will reduce air exposure for the larger portion coffee.
Vacuum-Sealed & Valve-Sealed Coffees
Vacuum-sealed coffee is allowed to age before it is sealed. (This is because coffee releases gas as it loses freshness, causing the packaging to expand and potentially even burst.).Vacuum-sealed coffee is intended for grocery store shelves and is not of the same calibre as fresh-roasted coffee. Valve-sealed coffee allows gasses to escape from the coffee packaging, but doesn't let any gasses in, so coffee can be packaged in it immediately after roasting. Valve -sealed coffee can be fresher than vacuum-sealed coffee, but fresh-ground coffee usually has the freshest flavor.Vacuum- and valve-sealed coffees are best within one to two weeks of opening.
How many cups of Coffee can I make out of a 1 Pouch of Nandan Coffee?
250 grams of roasted coffee will produce about 20-25 cups of coffee.
However these measurements can vary depending on the user, coffee equipment, and quality of coffee, strength of coffee required, brewing method and wastage.
Washed Coffee
Washed coffee can produce coffee of the highest quality, with a clean, fruity taste and good perceived acidity, but it requires a high amount of water and a great know-how.
How to Brew Coffee?
There are many ways to brew coffee. People choose their own way of preparation, depending on culture, habits, personal taste and convenience. Here are few basic brewing techniques
ESPRESSO
Recommended Coffee: Nandan Royale Dark Roast
Espresso is a specially brewed coffee using a method of pushing hot water, though not boiled, through a layer of finely ground coffee. The water is pushed with a high pressure extracting the caffeine and natural oils. Some of the natural oils in the coffee are responsible for the flavours giving the espresso its distinctive richness and strength.
DRIP COFFEE
Recommended Coffee: Nandan Gold,Nandan Royale and Nandan L'lmore
The method involves pouring hot water over ground coffee beans. The brew is strained with a paper filter, or a metal or plastic mesh. The coffee from a drip brewer is clear and clean, with a high ratio of caffeine extracted per spoon of ground coffee. The brew is good, if you use a good coffee machine, but it's only average with cheap equipment.
FRENCH PRESS
Recommended Coffee: Nandan Gold,Nandan Royale – Dark Roast
French press, or press pot, is a very simple coffee brewing device with a beaker and a plunger/filter. The preparing technique consists in pouring hot water over coffee grinds and let it steep for a few minutes. After the steeping is over the plunger/ filter is pressed down, to separate the grinds. French has a medium body, less than espresso but more dense than drip. The aroma and flavour of a press pot coffee are intense.
MOKA POT
Recommended Coffee: Nandan Royale – Medium /Dark Roast
Moka pot is a device for making coffee that uses steam pressure to push water through coffee grinds similar to espresso method, but with much lower pressure. The coffee made in a Moka pot, as you would expect, is very bold, it resembles espresso, but it lacks the cream and it has much less oils. It is a decent espresso alternative.
AEROPRESS
Recommended Coffee: Light Roast in any of our Blends
Aeropress is a manual coffee making device that allows you to use pressure to brew a cup. The method involves a two steps process, with a few minutes steeping followed by pushing the brew through the coffee grounds under pressure to extract even more solids and caffeine. Aeropress coffee is strong with body, and resembles a lot with espresso.
Golden rules to Brew Coffee
Use Fresh Filtered Water
Chemicals, algae, and minerals in your tap water will ruin the taste of your brewed coffee. Even if your home tap water tastes good to you, it is recommended to filter it before using it to brew your daily dose.
Temperature of water
Pure filtered water that has just come off the boil should be used. Ideally, hot water (95-98 degrees Celsius) is used for optimum extraction of coffee. Boiling water can scald the coffee and the outcome of cool water is under-extraction.
Match the Brewing Time to the Brewing Process
If the brewing interval is too short, coffee will be under-extracted. Coffee that's brewed too long will be over-extracted.
Use Only High Quality Freshly Roasted Coffee Beans
Buy the best quality, freshest coffee you can find, and store it properly, buy only enough coffee to last a week or two; store coffee in an airtight container at a cool temperature.
Match the Grind to the Brewing Process
If coffee is ground too coarsely, the resulting brew will be under-extracted and will taste sour, thin, flat, and acidic. If coffee is ground too finely, the brew will be over-extracted and will have the following unpleasant tastes: woodiness, earthiness, bitterness, sediment, ashy, and tarry. Thus it is important to select the proper grind for your brewing process.
How to Brew a Coffee without a Coffee Machine?
What You Need
Freshly roasted Nandan coffee. Even though you don't need a coffee maker, you'll still need freshly roasted coffee beans. The quality of a cup of coffee is largely determined by the quality of the beans used to make it, and nothing is better than freshly roasted beans. The taste of a cup of coffee is about 80 percent aromatics, which dissipate as roasted coffee ages. If coffee sits for a long time after roasting, it can taste stale. Put another way, the freshest coffee makes the best coffee. Of course, you also need quality beans — find a local specialty coffee roaster or look online for a specialty delivery service. You can always roast your own coffee too. Try to use coffee that has been roasted within the past two weeks, and you'll have a delightfully aromatic cup of fresh coffee. If you are hitting the road, pack your whole bean coffee with you — it doesn't take much space!

Method 1: Creating a Makeshift Pour-Over

To create a makeshift pour-over, place your filter on top of the coffee cup. It doesn't matter whether you have a thick or thin filter, but it does need to be clean. Paper filters are cheap, easy to find and carry. If you don't have one, use a clean cloth and tie it to a sieve. Once the filter is in place:
  1. Rinse the filter with hot water and toss the rinsing water
  2. Measure a tablespoon of coffee for each cup of coffee you want to make
  3. Wet the grounds with a little water and wait for at least 30 seconds (longer if your beans are very fresh)
  4. Pour half of the remaining water over a 30-second duration
  5. Pour the rest of the water in three or four smaller increments
There you have it – your own cup of great coffee to get you going for the day!

Method 2: Mimicking a French Press

Without a filter, you'll have to use an immersive technique, which is the same way French presses work. Simply:
  1. Measure a tablespoon of coffee for each cup of coffee you want to make
  2. Wet the coffee and wait for 30 seconds if you're using fresh coffee
  3. Pour the rest of your water
  4. Let the coffee stand for 4 minutes.
  5. Pour it slowly into the cup you will drink from and stop before the grounds start to get into your cup. This way, you'll get an evenly brewed cup without too much stuck at the bottom.
Method 3: Boiling in Pot

  1. Take appropriate measure of coffee and add proportionate amount of water (For thicker coffee take less than 1 cup of water)
  2. Put water and coffee in a pot and mix well with spoon.
  3. Boil water 3 times and turn heat off
  4. Let it simmer for 3 minutes
  5. Sieve coffee and add Milk to taste
Note: Taste of coffee will vary depending upon the type of milk used.
The next time you wake up and no coffee maker is available, don't worry. It doesn't have to be a difficult morning. People brewed great coffee for centuries before coffee makers were commonplace, and it's easy to do. Just follow the above steps, and you'll have a good, coffee-filled morning.