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How to Make Good Coffee at Home

01st March 2023

How to Make Good Coffee at Home

A good cup of coffee is necessary to start any day. However, going to your local coffee shop isn’t always accessible or practical. That’s why it’s important to be able to make your own perfect cup of coffee at home. So how do you make the perfect cup of coffee at home?

Brewing coffee is an art that needs to be handled delicately. You need to consider the type of coffee beans, the grind, the coffee to water ratio, and much more. There are also different types of coffee: decaf, latte, cappuccino, and mocha, to name a few. So, it really comes down to personal preference. Nevertheless, there are a few sure-fire ways to make a brilliant cup of coffee.

Get the Right Coffee Maker

There are a range of coffee machines out there for you to choose from. However, it is important that you choose the coffee machine that meets your coffee preferences. Here are some coffee makers to choose from.

Drip Coffee Maker

Drip coffee makers are ideal if you or your household drink a lot of coffee and/or you’re always on the run. With just a quick press of a button, you will have your perfect coffee. However, this is dependent on the water, beans and grind you use. You should use fresh beans and filtered water for an excellent cup of coffee. Then, let your coffee maker do the rest!

French Press

This brewing method is here for refined taste buds. French press machines offer a luxurious and rich flavour that is achieved by soaking ground coffee directly in water. Once the coffee is completely saturated in water, wait a few minutes and then slowly depress the plunger. This will result in an irresistible, creamy cup of coffee.

Pour Over Coffee

Some may say we’re saving the best for the last with one. This brewing method gives you control of the taste and texture of your coffee. You simply have to place a filter cone over a coffee cup and fill the filter with ground coffee. Then you pour hot water over and let the dripping begin.

Other Tips and Tricks for Good Coffee at Home

Now that you’ve decided on your preferred brewing method, let’s take a look at tips and tricks that ensure a good cup of coffee.

Fresh Beans

Your coffee beans are central to the taste of your coffee so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that you must use freshly roasted beans for maximum taste. These small beans are bursting with flavour- but only for a limited time. So, it’s important you use them shortly after you purchase them.

It’s also important that you maintain your beans. Air and sunlight are the number one culprits of ruining coffee beans’ taste. So, it’s a good idea to store your beans in a cool, dark place and in an airtight container.

Grind Size

Over-extracting and under-extracting are reasons why coffee doesn’t always taste amazing. Finer coffee grounds that have been over-extracted typically have a bitter taste. Whereas under-extracted and coarser coffee grounds have a sour taste. You want to be in the middle, where the coffee tastes sweet and light.

To Conclude

There you have it. The perfect cup of coffee. It is important to note that the taste of coffee mainly comes down to preference. What kind of roast do you prefer? What beans are your favourite? What coffee brewing method agrees with you the most? These are all questions that only you can answer.

Nevertheless, these simple steps can make a world of a difference in your cup of coffee. So, go ahead and make your perfect cup of coffee at home


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