Coffee is a staple in most homes worldwide and now even workplaces with the emergence of office coffee
Coffee drinking is not only a cultural activity but also one that can be mixed with business and pleasure. In fact, studies have shown that even amid an economic crisis, consumers never stop drinking coffee nor changed their level of coffee consumption.
When it comes to preference, it cannot be denied that more adults prefer the brewed coffee. For them, the brewed one tastes far better than instant coffee.
How Brewed Coffee is Made
There are actually various methods of brewing coffee. Basically, this will depend on personal preference and the type of coffee you use (origin and variety).
Using fresh roasted coffee is guaranteed to create a great cup of brewed coffee. And if you’ll be using whole beans, make sure you grind them preferably via a burr or mill grinder when you’re about to brew and not when it’s too early.
In addition to the main ingredient, one also needs to have the right equipment. This has to be clean and dry before starting the brewing process as any residue can result in a bitter and rancid flavor.
Another important consideration is the type of water you use. Filtered or bottled water is better particularly if your tap water has a distinct taste and odor. Ideally, you should use one to two tablespoons of ground coffee for every six ounces of water.
Be sure to follow the right brewing time as well as the time the coffee grounds get in contact with water is very essential.
What to Avoid When Brewing Coffee
Now that you know the steps to creating a great tasting coffee, here are common mistakes you need to avoid. The experts have identified four major mistakes and the steps you can take to fix them.
The first is about the coffee you use. If possible, avoid the bagged coffee because it can cause moisture and the presence of oxygen. When moisture occurs, the coffee can easily lose its freshness.
The second mistake is not properly storing the coffee. To ensure you have a good supply of coffee, experts recommend using a pack within a week to enjoy its great flavor. Store coffee as well in an airtight container at room temperature only and not inside the refrigerator.
The third thing to avoid is improper grinding. Coffee that’s ground coarsely normally results in less flavor while one that’s ground too finely tends to produce a bitter drink.
Finally, do use the traditional coffee press when brewing and a coarser grind if possible.
Originally posted on July 11, 2013 @ 6:57 am