Nothing beats a good cup of coffee, whether in the morning or at night. But, did you know that there are certain things you should and should not to do to make the perfect cup of coffee? In this article, you will learn what it takes to be make the best coffee around.
Coffee is pretty good for you if you lay off the extras. Experiment with almond milk combined with honey. Do you think too much coffee is not good for you? Maybe, but the real issue with most people is all the ingredients they add to the mix. They add too much sugar, cream, the pink and blue stuff etc.
Don’t keep coffee beans in the original packaging after it’s been opened. The container should be airtight and able to keep out damaging light. This will help them stay fresher for a much longer time.
When brewing good tasting coffee, people forget the most abundant ingredient, our water. Do you want great tasting coffee? Then upgrade your water. You can buy bottles water from Costco or Sam’s club at an affordable price.
Your second option is to buy a really good water filter. Let’s face it, these days, we’re not sure how safe the pipes are in our plumbing system.
I remember when I lived in Hawaii, we went to a wedding party and the dirty pipes made the water brown. One of the pipes had a major leak and actually damaged a photo booth that they were using. It was a nightmare!
Did you ever think that there are other uses for used coffee grounds after brewing your coffee? Well, surprisingly enough there is. Next time that you brew your coffee, save up the grounds. After filling a hefty bag, go to your backyard and use it for composting. That’s right! They are a healthy way of helping your plants grow.
Always make sure that you store your coffee in an airtight container if you are not planning on using it. This will help to preserve its freshness so that you can make coffee that is desirable for all of your friends and family. Coffee tastes the best when it is fresh, as this will help to optimize your brew.
I get pretty annoyed when I make ice coffee and then all the melted ice waters down my drink. When I discovered this little trick, it was bye bye watered down coffee. Next time you decide to make ice coffee, simply add coffee ice cubes instead of regular ice. What? That’s right. How do you do this? Well, you let your coffee cool down in room temperature and pour it in an ice tray of course. Once it freezes, now you have your coffee ice cubes. I know it’s a little extra work but hey, you’ll get a full flavored ice coffee.
This brings me to my next point. If you decide not to put in the work of making coffee ice cubes, then I suggest that you add more coffee to balance the flavor. This will compensate for the melted ice when you pour in your hot coffee. This will especially work for instant coffee. I’d say just double your scoop.
When you open up your coffee grinds make sure to put them in the freezer to keep the freshness. Do this to keep it fresh but remember to let the beans or the grind sit out until it gets back to room temperature before you start brewing. Some like to take just enough out at night before and freeze the rest. This way it’s the right temperature when you wake up in the morning ready to brew.
In conclusion, there isn’t a better feeling in the world than drinking that perfect cup of coffee, just as long as you are making it properly. The above article gave you tips to help ensure you will always be making the best coffee you can. Use them for coffee bliss!