Don’t panic if you can’t get to your favorite coffee shop for your coffee fix. It’s not a problem making your own. You can make excellent coffee in the comfort of your home. Follow these handy guidelines to get the best brew in no time at all.
1. Only Buy Fresh Beans
Coffee tastes better when the beans are freshly roasted. Buying the freshest beans you can find makes a big difference to the quality of your drink. Purchasing your beans from a locally sourced company helps ensure you make a tasty brew every time. Beware of buying coffee or coffee beans from a supermarket or store that doesn’t specialize in coffee; this can result in a less pleasurable experience when you make your coffee at home. Search for a specialist retailer on Google.com.cy
2. Keep Your Beans Fresh
Upon purchase, store your coffee beans (when the bag has been opened) in an airtight jar or container. You can use a glass canning jar or a ceramic jar with a rubber seal. Don’t put your coffee in the fridge as the beans will absorb the odors and flavors of the food within it. Keep your coffee beans at room temperature and never freeze them.
3. Choose the Best Coffee You Can Afford
Pick coffee from a specialist retailer and you can be sure you will get a better roast when you make your drink at home. You don’t have to spend masses of money to make the perfect chino coffee, but it is worth paying a little extra to get a higher quality set of beans. Look around for deals where you can buy quality coffee online at a cheaper price. You may also be able to find supermarket deals on beans in regular promotions. It makes sense to spend as much as you can within your budget if you love coffee.
4. Don’t Use Too Little
Don’t try and make your coffee last longer by skimping on the amount you put in your machine or French press. The standard amount of coffee grounds per cup is around two tablespoons per cup or slightly more when you use a mug. If you use less coffee and try to boost the strength by using hotter water, you will gain a bitter cup.
5. Don’t Make the Water Too Hot
As mentioned above, boiling hot water poured directly onto coffee beans results in a bitter brew. Once you have boiled your water, let it sit for around 30 to 45 seconds. Then, pour the water over the grounds. If you have a coffee machine, it will automatically let the water sit before it is poured over your coffee.
6. Clean Your Equipment
You’ll get bitter, foul-tasting coffee when you let old grounds build up in your storage container or your coffee machine. Clean your machine with vinegar water or a specialist cleaner at least once a month. Make sure your containers are clean and dry before each use.