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Coffee flavor may vary. The taste depends on where, when and how the coffee is brewed and enjoyed. Therefore, it is a good idea to try different kind of brewing methods, roasting and mixtures. In this article you’ll learn about how to brew the best cup of coffee.
1) Keep the coffee beans dark and cool
Coffee beans are picked by hand at high altitude in one of the countries around the equator. Then they travel a long time to finally be able to land at your home. For this reason, it is important that you treat the coffee with the love and respect it deserves. It is important to understand that ground coffee beans are sensitive. If the bag is open too long, the aromas will be destroyed quickly. Keep the coffee in its original packaging, but store it in a tightly sealed jar, preferably in the fridge.
2) Care for your coffee maker
If the coffee is to taste really good, a healthy coffee maker is of uttermost importance. Keep it clean. Make sure to descale it regularly. And if you have the opportunity, check the temperature. Coffee should be brewed at high temperature. Then all the flavors are released. Try to make the water warm between 197 and 205 degrees Fahrenheit, or 92 and 96 degrees Celsius, warm. If your brewing machine is too low-temperature, it is better to boil water and pour over the coffee through a ceramic coffee filter.
3) Measure the coffee correctly
There are many different kinds of beans that usually turn into a particular coffee variety. For the best taste, it is important that you dose the coffee correctly. Use one coffee measure or one spoonful per cup. If you want stronger coffee, do not take extra ground coffee. Choose a darker roast instead.
4) Try something new
We often drink the same kind of coffee every day. We are simply habitual human beings. Therefore, I think you should dare try something new. If you tend to brew your coffee, try using a presso coffee maker instead. Or why not a pour over brew technique with a Chemex pot? Try roasting the beans yourself. Try grinding them yourself. Then the coffee will taste so much better. Do you usually drink medium roasted coffee? Then dare to try a dark roasted coffee instead. By testing different methods and roasting degrees, you are likely to discover new delicious flavors!
5) Close your eyes and enjoy the coffee
Coffee is certainly a real craft. It works both as a pleasure and for you to get extra energy. Good coffee is an art. Therefore, use all your senses. Smell it and taste it. Try to close your eyes the next time you have a hot cup of coffee in front of you. And imagine that these scents originate from the Brazilian coffee plantations, or the green mountains of the Andes or the slopes of Mount Kenya.
Coffee nerd from Toronto. Enjoys coffee before, during and after a nice meal. Engineer turned writer that started blogging. And couldn’t stop.