Some people are used to the instant coffee while the others often turn to the popular coffee chains and shops to savor their favorite drink. But did you know that you can also make the perfect coffee even at home without spending a lot? Yes, that’s true and I’ll let you in on some secrets that I’ve gathered.
Be particular about the label. The experts say you need to look for the name of the region or farm where the coffee came from when you’re buying from the grocery store. Avoid the generic blends but go for a brand that provides specific information. More details about the coffee means it’s of a higher quality.
Avoid buying pre-ground beans. The reason is that they lose their flavor once you get home and make your coffee. So buy whole beans instead and invest in an affordable grinder because only freshly ground beans result in great tasting coffee.
Store your beans in an airtight container. Preferably, put the container in a place not directly hit by the sunlight and not even near the fridge. Putting them in the freezer is a big no as well.
Investing in a cheap scale is another must. You know why? Because it’s only when you measure every ingredient right that you can make a perfect coffee. The secret to a full flavor is a ratio of 16 to 1 water to coffee. Simply put, this means putting two tablespoons (11.25 grams) of coffee to 3/4 cup of water. This will create the standard 6 ounce of coffee. Stick to this measurement and you’ll go a long way making great coffee all the time.
As for the brewing process, keep the temperature between 195 and 205 degrees only. Filter your water if you can because the experts explained that tap water’s minerals won’t do your coffee good.
And avoid the milk if possible unless you’re making a latte. Go for whole milk then.
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Originally posted on January 5, 2013 @ 6:39 am