Tips for a Better Cup of Coffee
If you are anything like me, a hot cup of coffee first thing in the morning is a necessity. Not only does it help to wake me up but it's that essential ritual that starts my morning off right. It perks me up, lifts my mood and puts a smile on my face. For a coffee lover like me, a great cup of coffee is like the perfect hug when you need it most.
And not all coffee is the same, so by following some tips and tricks, you can ensure to get the most out of your bean and get your best cup of joe.
- Choose Whole Beans: Whole bean coffee stays fresh longer than ground coffee because there is less surface area exposed to oxygen. Buying quality beans and grinding them at home each time you brew a cup, not only ensures freshness but it allows you to get more flavour out of every bean. And for the love of coffee, never store your beans in the freezer, keep them in an airtight container
- Method: Freshly-ground, freshly-brewed coffee should never sit around, it should be enjoyed as soon as possible. We have all had that cup of coffee that just tastes burnt from pots that have been on the warmer too long, which is why the pour-over method is the best way to make great tasting coffee conveniently. The benefits include: coffee brewed at the perfect temperature, regulated flow of water, optimal turbulence of coffee grounds via cone shape design and one cup at a time freshness.
- Paper: The type of coffee filter you are brewing with can affect the way your coffee tastes. It is just as important as the brand of coffee, the type of bean and style of coffeemaker. Some paper filters can alter the taste of your coffee by transferring a slight paper flavour into your coffee. With the Melitta paper filters, there is no flavour transfer at all. In fact, Melitta Cone Filters are the only filters that have patented flavour enhancing micro-perforations. This means that you'll get the perfect extraction for a richer, more flavourful coffee. Melitta's filters are made from southern pine pulp and bamboo to maximize the absorbency of bitter oils and acids, leaving you with a rich and smooth cup of coffee.
- Water: Coffee is roughly 98% water, so water quality plays a critical role in the end taste of your coffee. When making coffee, you should use filtered or bottled water. The water should also be cold as hot water has lost some of its dissolved air, and may have picked up minerals or solubles from your pipes.
- Preheat your coffee mug. This simple trick keeps your coffee from cooling down and helps you enjoy your coffee a little longer.
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