It’s not as easy as it looks to make a good cup of coffee. Too often, homemade coffee ends up too weak, too strong, or even inedible. The following paragraphs have a number of ideas you can use to enjoy coffee more to your satisfaction.
If you love coffee but are considered about your weight, then add some Stevia in your coffee rather than sugar or creams. Stevia comes from plants and is a natural sweetener that sweetens your beverage without glucose or excess calories. It can be found in fine grocers and health food stores.
Make sure that no air gets into your storage container for coffee. Coffee that is exposed to a lot of air tends to lose its taste by going stale. One-way valve bags are only effective until they are opened. After that the contents should be transferred to an airtight container. The original storage bags simply gave an outlet for excess air to leave one the beans were roasted.
Coffee in the freezer has a shelf life of only about three months. Coffee frozen longer than that will start suffering in quality.
As pricey as it can be, treat yourself to some coffee from a store once in awhile. A wide array of great options exist, and it is fun to add a bit of chocolate, caramel or whipped cream to your drink.
The origin of the beans will determine what the coffee tastes like. Try a variety of different brands and brews. Don’t let the price deter you. If you find a great blend, one cup might be just as satisfying as three cups of what you drink now.
You don’t want to reheat coffee after it has gotten cold. Instead, buy a special thermal mug that keeps your coffee hot for hours at a time. If this is not an option, you can always brew another pot to maximize the overall taste.
As you have probably learned, making great coffee consistently can be tricky. Nevertheless, when you apply what you’ve learned here, you’ll be headed in the directed of the holy grail cup of coffee.