There is nothing like the smell of freshly brewed coffee in the morning. You drink it every morning. It awakens your senses, perks you up, and rejuvenates you for a long day ahead.
Coffee making is not a rocket science, but making a perfect cup is a combination of art and finesse.
You can acquire the expertise of coffee making if you keep a few things in mind while brewing your perfect cup of joe. Here are some of the tips which will help you make the best pot ever.
The first thing is to buy a good coffee maker. With various brands and models available in the market, it is often difficult to figure out what to buy, so the best way to avoid this confusion is to shortlist some products, go through the online reviews of these analyzing their key features, additional features, and pros and cons, etc., before making a choice.
The most important ingredient in coffee making is beans. It is best to buy whole beans and grind them just before use. Although, it is quite a tedious thing rather than using a teaspoon or 2 of coffee powder, but the difference in taste is the reward of your hard work.
If your coffee still doesn’t taste good, water maybe the culprit. Try using bottled or mineral water instead of tap water. Moreover, there are coffee makers with upgraded patented filters which filter out any taste-affecting particles from the water and offer you a perfect cup.
As the disposable paper filters contain bleach, chlorine, and dyes, it can also affect the taste of your beverage. Try replacing your old paper filter with a stainless steel or gold mesh filter.
The secret recipe for a perfect cup is 2 tablespoons of coffee per 6 ounces of water. Try using this ratio for the best pot ever.
Reheating can alter the taste of the brewed coffee. Most of the machines have timers that keep the coffee warm until it is consumed. If you don’t have one, pour your coffee into a stainless steel thermal flask which will keep it warm.
Cleaning and descaling of the coffee pot is a crucial step in enjoying a perfectly brewed coffee. If your machine doesn’t have autocleaning and descaling feature inbuilt, you need to clean the decanter at the end of the day. The easiest way to do this is by throwing the used paper filters and any remnants of the coffee immediately as it will affect the taste when a new batch of coffee is prepared the next day. The rest of the machine should be dismantled and each part cleaned with water and some vinegar if there are any hard stains.
Don’t use stale coffee for brewing. Although it is still safe to drink, one must not use the coffee beyond its freshness date.
These are the few tips to experience the rich flavour of freshly brewed coffee as though it was bought from your favorite cafe