It seems pretty natural to say that the world is full of a lot more coffee drinkers than non-coffee drinkers. Of course, you can then divide the categories of coffee drinkers down even further and you have the people who take it black, you have the people who take it stout, you have to people who take it black and stout, you have the people who like a little coffee with their cream, a little coffee with their sugar, and you have those people who prefer that they get their caffeine intake in a way that excludes coffee altogether.
This post is not for the people who prefer to get their caffeine in ways other than the magical elixir of life that is coffee. This post is for the people who live, breathe, dream, and sometimes even eat their coffee. It’s in their blood, it coats their kitchen counters, the aroma fills their home every morning at 8am sharp, and without it, the day doesn’t continue. If you fall into this category, here are tips for getting the perfect cup of coffee every single time-because you know how much of a struggle that can be:
Get the Right Machinery
In the world of coffee, not every press, coffee maker, espresso machine, or other contraption for making the potent brew is equal. There is no one way to make coffee, and limiting yourself to one method of getting the job done is not a way to live, as you’ll miss out on the fullness that coffee can have.
However, if you want the perfect cup of coffee every single time, you’re going to have to get the right machinery, and you might even have to make it yourself every morning to get it right. Do your research. Try different methods of brewing and see which appeals to you. The quality of a cup of coffee is measured in part by the machine doing the work, so this is a crucial first step to achieving perfection in your cup.
Know Your Measurements
Your recipe for perfection in a cup of coffee is all about measurements. If you don’t have the kind of personality where you abide by recipes, it would be good for you to actually get down a system of measurement.
It’s okay to wake up, throw some beans in the pot, put as much water in as you think you’re going to drink that day, and just splash some cream, sugar, and whatever else you like in the cup, but it’s a guessing game this way. If you want a perfect cup of coffee every single time, get out the tea spoons, pour the cream a spoon at a time, and take note of how much cream and sugar makes a perfect cup of coffee in your mind.