Five Tips For A Better Cup Of Coffee
If your drinking coffee, you may be aware of some of these points. If not, this quick guide with five tips for a better cup of coffee may help you.
Your morning cup matters, and here are five tips that will make it that much more enjoyable.
- Use distilled or filtered water.
Having good water in your coffee is crucial. The flavor matters, and tap water just won’t do. At the very least you should filter all the water you use in your coffee.
- Only grind your coffee beans when you prepare to use them.
This will keep your coffee having the best flavor. If you have a coffee grinder, and only grind the beans you’re going to use for your next cup, then it will have better flavor.
- Don’t make the water too hot.
If the water is too hot when the coffee is being brewed, it will make the flavor seem bitter. The water only needs to be hot enough to be actually hot. This puts the temperature somewhere between 195 to 205 degrees Fahrenheit. Any hotter than this and it will make your coffee not taste as good. You can brew iced coffee with a lower temperature. It has to very warm, and not cold which results in poor flavor.
- Brew Time for coffee presses
The brew time for a coffee press matters. Too short and you don’t get the full robust flavor, too long and it doesn’t taste as good either. The optimal time for brewing in a french press is about four minutes. You will have to experiment with the best time to allow for the coffee you are using.
- Use good coffee beans to brew your coffee.
This one is really important. You have to use good beans to brew your coffee with. Depending on what flavor you want your coffee to have, can be selected by knowing what beans to start with.
Please select the beans that have the flavor you like.
If you put all of these tips together, you should be able to get a great cup of coffee brewed for yourself in no time. Use distilled water, only grind the beans before use, don’t make the water too hot, perfect the brew time for a french press, and use good coffee beans to brew your coffee.
If you want to see me brew a cup of coffee, watch my YouTube video of my coffee brew process.