Have you ever had a cup of coffee and on the very first sip, you know, it is a great cup of coffee? Experiences like that can happen both at home and at a coffee shop. So what is the secret to getting that great cup of coffee? Since we all prefer our coffee differently, it really comes down to trial and error. But here are a few things to keep in mind:
Although you may not think of water as an ingredient, it is the base of the recipe. Hard water, city water, and bottled water will all offer a different taste.
The best way to find out what you like best is to try different waters. It may not be realistic to buy water all the time, but use a filter, try bottled water and see which one you prefer.
Some people believe in adding a pinch of baking soda to reduce the acidity or using a pinch of salt to reduce the bitterness.
The list of the varieties of beans available is long, but the roast level ranges from light all the way to dark, with dark being a stronger roast.
Start with a medium roast and increase or decrease the roast type to fit your preference. Fresh ground beans have a fresher flavor compared to already ground coffee.
Always store coffee in an airtight container in a cool, dark location to preserve freshness.
There is a difference in taste depending on which coffee brewing method you use. Drip coffee makers tend to be the most popular choice for household use. Drip machines work by dripping water over the ground beans as it soaks and then drips out into the pot.
Another method gaining popularity is the French press. This device will allow you to brew the coffee longer for a bolder taste.
It’s time to stop drinking mediocre coffee and treat yourself to the perfect cup of Joe each morning. We’d love to hear your feedback on which combination of processes works best for you!