Coffee purchased in a coffee shop is delicious but expensive. Save your money by brewing a perfect cup of java at home. With these amazing tips, you’ll be drinking the coffee you’ve grown to love in no time.
Just like with most things, it’s important to buy a high quality coffee. Making great coffee requires a high initial outlay in the form of beans and equipment, so don’t skimp if you want great coffee day after day. If you decide to take the least expensive road to your coffee, your wallet might be happy but your taste buds will not.
If you want strong, rich flavor, buy a French press. The oils that flavor coffee are absorbed by paper filters in traditional coffee makers. A French press is different. The oils remain in the brew, lending a richer flavor.
Seek out coffee grounds that have not had any pesticides near them. Coffee beans have a high level of absorbancy, and the flavor of the beans is derived from it’s surrounding soil. Organically grown coffee naturally tastes better when it is brewed.
When you buy your coffee machine, experiment with it. You’ll want to run it just like you normally would, with water going through it. This will get rid of any dirt, dust or unusual smells that may have gathered in the machines on the production line or while it sat on the store shelf.
If storing coffee in your refrigerator, be sure to use an airtight container. If the container the coffee is kept in is not sufficiently air tight, odors can be absorbed by the coffee. If the container is not airtight, moisture can also seep in, robbing the coffee of its flavor.
Water can make or break the flavor of your home brewed coffee. Bottled water is one option, and though you might balk at the expense of the water, your coffee will taste much better. If you fail to use bottled water, consider using a faucet purifier. Either way, the water will taste much better in your coffee than plain tap water.
Coffee can be delicious, as well as expensive. It is simply not necessary to spend a fortune just to have good coffee. With the right knowledge and equipment, you can make coffee shop quality brews at home and for a fraction of the cost. Now you have the knowledge you need to start making better brewing choices.