January 12, 2024

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Frosty Brews: How Cold Weather Can Change Your Coffee Experience.

Frosty Brews

How Cold Weather Can Change Your Coffee Experience.

Written by Mekki Jaidi

Photos by Taylor Glenn

Updated on January 12, 2024

Crisp Mornings, Different Brews

As we embrace the snow-draped beauty of winter, ever notice how your morning coffee ritual feels a bit different? It's not just the cozy ambiance of the season; the cold weather subtly alters the taste of your favorite brew.

Mekki Jaidi, formerly in New York finance, founded Outpost in Jackson Hole in 2014. He expanded into O2 Cleaning, Terrain, and Provisions. In 2021, he acquired Snake River Roasting Co. He actively contributes to the Jackson Hole community through nonprofit work and lives there with his wife, two daughters, and son.​

From the brewing process to the final sip, winter adds its own flavor notes to your coffee experience. In this post, we uncover how winter changes your cup of coffee.

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Stay Toasty

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Warm Up Your Brewing Technique

Winter's chill can make it hard for your brewing water to reach the ideal temperature, leading to an under-extracted coffee that’s a tad too tangy for comfort.

The key to a balanced cup during these cold months is to crank up the heat a bit more or use a thermal carafe to keep things toasty. It's all about compensating for the drop in temperature to extract those rich, full flavors we love.

Bean Storage

Coffee beans aren't fans of the cold and dampness that winter can bring. If they're not stored properly during these frosty months, they can lose some of their magic. To keep your beans in top-notch condition, store them in an airtight container in a spot that's cool, but not cold. Your beans will thank you with every flavorful sip.

Taste and Temperature

Did you know your taste buds are a bit lazier in the cold? The cold air can dull your taste perception, making your normally vibrant coffee seem less impressive. It's not just about brewing the coffee; it's also about understanding how our bodies react to the season.

Seasonal Shifts in Coffee Choices

As winter sets in, don't be surprised if you find yourself craving different flavors in your coffee. Maybe a darker roast to contrast the white snow, or a spicier blend to add some warmth to your day. It's the season's way of nudging our preferences, encouraging us to explore and enjoy different facets of coffee.

Conclusion: A Winter Coffee Journey

Winter and coffee – a pairing that's more than just about staying warm. It's a season that invites us to adapt, experiment, and enjoy our coffee in new and delightful ways.

So, as the snow falls, let your coffee be a source of warmth and discovery. Enjoy the season, and happy brewing!

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