Coffee is like modern ambrosia. A lot of people cannot go a day in their lives without it. It gives us energy, tastes and smells great and is so easy to make. There simply isn’t a reason why you should not drink a cup of coffee in the morning to kick-start your day off with a burst of energy and good vibes.
However, making coffee might be simple, but there is a difference between making an average and an amazing coffee. Just like everything else, achieving the perfect coffee formula will take a lot of skill and practice, and you’ll definitely not get it at first. That’s why we decided to write an article that will cover most of the useful tips that you need to know in order to make the perfect coffee, so without further ado, let’s take a look.
How to Grind Your Coffee Beans
If you’re looking to up your coffee game, grinding your beans is the way to go. Here’s everything you need to know about how to grind your own beans.
First things first: What type of grinder do you have? If you don’t have a manual grinder, there are several electric models available on the market that both cost and grind coffee beans quickly and easily. Electric burr grinders are particularly good for people with a lot of household appliances as they do not require any setup time before use.
Once you know what type of grinder you have, it’s time to get started grinding. Start by putting a small handful of beans into the hopper (depending on the size of your bean bag, this could be anywhere from 1/4 cup up to 2 tablespoons). Turn the grinder on and give it a few minutes to get going; once it’s started, it should stay running without needing too much attention. While the grinder is running, place one hand over the top so that it doesn’t fly out while the machine is working its magic (grinders can be quite noisy!). After a few minutes or so, the beans will start coming out in chunks and should be pretty finely ground. If they’re still too big or too coarse, continue grinding until they’re just right – sometimes it takes some trial and error!
How to make a perfect coffee
There are several ways that you can make a coffee, and there are so many types of coffees that you never heard about before. However, the top three most famous ways of making one, according to www.greatcoffeebrewers.com are the following.
- The capsule coffee machine
If you’re looking for a quick, easy and delicious way to make coffee, you might want to consider using a capsule coffee machine. This type of machine takes capsules, which are filled with ground coffee, and then inserted into the machine. The capsules are then burst, releasing the ground coffee into the machine. This process allows for a precise amount of ground coffee to be brewed each time, resulting in a perfect cup of coffee every time. If you don’t know where to start looking for them, try checking out Grinds.
- The Pour Over Method
This method requires you to put the coffee beans, ground beforehand, into a brewer and surrounded by a paper filter. Then, you need to pour the warm water which will remove the papery residue on the filter and also warm up the brewer. Then you simply discard the water you used for rinsing.
- The French Press Method
The French Press method requires you to heat up water on about 205 F and then add the coffee beans and the water in the press. Brew for about five minutes and then vigorously press until the remainings are separated from the rest of the brew. Serve and enjoy.
- The Dripping Method
Finally, The Dripping Method is the one where you are putting the beans which need to be ground beforehand, into a drip machine. Then you are required to pour clean water into the machine and press the button. You simply need to wait until the process is over, then you serve and enjoy.
There are a few tips which can be applied to your coffee making processes no matter which method you are using to make coffee. Here are some of them.
- Always buy fresh beans
If you really want your coffee to be perfect, making sure that you are always using fresh beans is extremely important.
- Avoid using cheap filters
When you are using coffee filters, make sure that you purchase ones that are of higher quality. If you really want to achieve perfection in your brew, you might want to think about investing in a long-lived gold-plated filter. Those are known to deliver maximum flavor and make your coffee taste original and overall amazing.
- Using quality water
Many coffee experts say that tap water can ruin the coffee due to the chlorine and off-flavors. Those who really want to step up their coffee game are always using bottled water.