The Bloom 

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We be blooming over here. 🌻☕️ / 2.25.15 

The coffee 'bloom' is how you can tell your coffee is fresh. It's the process where CO2 gasses are released from your beans. And you can see it happening. Soak your grounds in just boiled water in the filtered paper and if they don't fluff up or expand (hence "bloom") then they may have already degassed which means it's time for a new, freshly roasted batch☺️

Here's the 'bloom' in full effect: http://instagram.com/p/zi2RTuGqAh/

Note the bubbles as the gases are released and the circular motions he uses to agitate the grounds and disperse the water evenly for a solid Pour Over 👍☕️ | thanks barista @shooter_mcdavin for the drinks on the house @portolacoffeelab