Did you know that every coffee bean is wrapped in a protective membrane? Its preserving role is very important when the fruit is still green and must be transported on a long journey.
The presence of the membrane helps the coffee remain intact and fresh during shipping, but its presence in roasting and grinding does not improve the taste and fragrance of coffee.
This is why Passalacqua coffee is always wrapped in its membrane when it arrives at the factory and is detached from the bean during the roasting. The membrane that surrounds it is taken off, leaving the grain pure and fragrant.
The removal of the membrane is one of those choices that you probably did not know about, but that allows you to appreciate and love the coffee’s fragrance and intense flavour.
The presence of the membrane in ground coffee only increases the weight of the coffee without improving its taste, on the contrary, it can dilute it and ruin it. Coffee has a more intense flavour without the membrane.
The coffee membrane is odourless and cannot enrich coffee in terms of fragrance. Coffee without the membrane is purer, therefore more aromatic, ready to give its best in the cup.
Coffee without a membrane is a coffee that is superior in quality: every packet actually contains 100% coffee, without membranes and substances that would dilute or alter the flavour and the fragrance.