Coffee comes from a bean, as everyone knows. That one bean is responsible for an entire industry. Coffee has grown into a phenomenon that does not seem to be slowing down. Continue reading for tips on how to make the great-tasting cup of joe.
Better coffee costs more money. If you drink a lot of coffee, make sure to put your money in the tools, instruments and grinds. If you are cheap about it, you will never be satisfied with your coffee.
If you want coffee that is unrivaled in richness and flavor, buy a French press. Flavor is compromised by the paper coffee filters used in drip-style coffee brewers. A French press is different. The oil is not lost while brewing, which preserves the flavor.
Keep your coffee stored in containers that do not allow air to enter. Exposed beans makes for stale coffee. Folding bags are the least desirable option because they are not airtight–not even close! They’re only for letting air go out after roasting so that they cool.
Do not reheat coffee that has been brewed already. Some rumors state that bad chemical reactions occur in this situation, although that isn’t the case. Reheating coffee encourages the compounds in coffee to break down and results in bad tasting coffee. Reheating coffee tends to give it a rather unpleasant bitter taste.
Do not leave coffee beans in the bag the beans were sold in. The container should be airtight and able to keep out damaging light. You will be able to use them over a longer period of time this way.
Try to avoid coffee grounds that have been grown around pesticides. Coffee derives its flavor from the soil it is grown in. So, organic coffee will taste better than anything else in most cases.
To make the best coffee, you need the best water. Bottled water is one option, and though you might balk at the expense of the water, your coffee will taste much better. If you do not want to buy bottled water, consider installing a water purifier on your faucet. Although the water is not equal to bottled water, it will still produce a better tasting cup of coffee than if you used tap water.
For stronger and better flavored coffee, try getting a French press. More oil is squeezed out of the coffee beans when a French press is used, and that results in better tasting coffee. Regular paper filter coffee machines tend to lose those oils within the filters.
Fair trade coffee is a great way for you to aid developing countries. It might be a bit more pricey but the taste is excellent. You’re getting great coffee and helping out struggling farmers in third-world countries at the same time.
Artificial sweeteners may not be improving the taste of your coffee as much as you think. These can change how your coffee tastes which might not be a good thing. Try drinking your coffee black or using a small quantity of raw sugar for a better flavor. Alternatively, you may want to try using just half a pack of sweetener.
You now know how to make a great cup of coffee, so enjoy your morning joe! Begin making coffee for your friends’ and family’s enjoyment. When you practice the tips from this writing, you will increase your enjoyment of coffee.