07th April 2020
With us all required to stay at home as much as possible at present, consumers are missing their daily routine of visiting their favorite coffee shop. More and more are looking to upgrade their standard cup of instant coffee to fresh coffee, but how can you take that a step further?
The flavour of coffee is impacted by many things throughout the process, but regardless of preference, here are our top five tips to make sure the coffee you brew at home is the best it can be!
Coffee tastes best within the first six months of being roasted. More and more products are displaying roast dates or best before dates, so it is becoming easier for consumers to brew up their favourite coffee at optimum freshness. That’s not to say fresh coffee will go off or turn bad, it will simply lose some of its flavour and taste bland and flat instead. We are proud that our Street&Co premium coffee is roasted weekly offering you some of the freshest coffee on the market.
A great way to start your quest to making better coffee is to try a new piece of brewing equipment. One of the very accessible examples to try is the new Clever Dripper which is available through our new on-line shop at www.johnstreetbeverage.com. This is an upgrade to the regular Cafetiere/French Press. The addition of a paper filter creates a much more evenly extracted, less bitter coffee.
Beans are best! Domestic coffee grinders are becoming cheaper and more available, making it much easier to freshly grind your own coffee beans at home. If the smell alone of freshly ground coffee in the morning isn’t enough then this step will create the most noticeable change in the flavour of your coffee. We offer a wide variety of afforable options for home or commercial use with the Baratza Encore Coffee Grinder our preferred choice. Again, this is available through our on-line shop.
Probably the best kept secret to a better brew. Filter jugs such as those made by Brita or Aqua are easy to use and available in most supermarkets. They strip away unwanted hardness from the water and leave behind the essential minerals needed to enhance flavour. If keeping your kettle free from lime scale isn’t enough to persuade you, then the brighter, cleaner coffee flavour might.
A great way to ensure precision and consistency in your brew is to invest in an inexpensive set of gram scales to weigh out your coffee, the Rhino Digital Dose Scales we offer are excellent and you’ll be able to replicate the same recipe over and over. This is when the real coffee geekery starts and you can work out the best ratio of coffee to water for you.
Coffee bags are a great way to have an easy brew at home. Our Street&Co range consist of a house blend and decaffeinated option. Simply place the coffee bag in your favorite cup/mug and add water just off the boil, stir and let it infuse for a minimum of three minutes. Remove, sit back and enjoy the taste of Colombia.
To help provide you with an exceptional coffee at home, we’ve opened our Ebay Shop and from the 20th April 2020 you can visit our new on-line shop located within our website www.johnstreetbeverage.com
However you decide to brew while at home, enjoy your coffee and take a browse through our Instagram page for great pictures and useful videos. Instagram.com/johnstreetbeverage