It is sometimes easier to talk about making great coffee than is is to do it. It is quite common for home-brewed coffee to be either too weak, too strong or just bitter. Using the following tips, you can improve your coffee so that it consistently tastes great.
If you love coffee but are considered about your weight, then add some Stevia in your coffee rather than sugar or creams. Stevia comes from plants in a natural unprocessed form, meaning that extra glucose isn’t ingested by the body. Stevia is now available in most supermarkets.
Be mindful of the sort of water used for brewing coffee. Sub par water will have a negative impact on the taste of the coffee. Make sure there is a mineral count in the water as well. Otherwise, your coffee runs the risk of tasting bitter.
Only buy organic coffee. Coffee tends to soak up whatever is around it. Thus, organic coffee is sure to offer the best flavor.
Don’t keep coffee in the freezer longer than three months. Storing coffee in the freezer for any longer will decrease the quality of the coffee.
Water can make or break the flavor of your home brewed coffee. Bottled water, while adding to the cost, can really improve the quality of your coffee. If you do not want to buy bottled water, consider installing a water purifier on your faucet. Although it’s not the same thing as bottled water, it will still have a better taste than regular tap water.
The most critical element that factors into the taste of your drink is the coffee itself before brewing. Look around at stores in your area. Fresh roasted beans are common if you know where to look. You may have to buy them online. This may cost more money, but its better than purchasing from a coffee shop.
Protect the beans if you want to buy coffee in bulk. It is easy for fresh beans to absorb odors and flavors if heat and light exposure is allowed to occur. Store them in an airtight container with a translucent coating.
Think about the amount of cups of coffee you want when figuring out how much coffee and water to put into your maker. A typical cup contains six ounces, and a measuring cup contains eight. A good blend is about two tablespoons of coffee for each six ounce cup of water. If you use more than that, your coffee will be too watery.
Add some chocolate syrup to your coffee for a quick and inexpensive boost. This will provide you with a boost of energy and will taste great, depending on what coffee you choose. Think about choosing chocolate coffees first thing in the morning.
Now matter how badly you need a caffeine fix, don’t pour your coffee until it is fully brewed. Some coffee makers are able to do this, but the coffee will not be as good. To combat this problem, buy a coffee maker that runs on an automatic timer. This would allow your coffee to be ready when you arise.
If your coffee doesn’t taste right, it may be the water you’re using. To counteract bad tap water, use a tap water filter. You could use a pitcher that filters your water, or use bottled water to make your coffee.
If you are having a hard time making the jump over to decaffeinated coffee you are in luck. Just use half decaf beans and half regular beans in your coffee grinder to make a “semi” caffeine brew. If you use pre-ground coffee, just use equal parts of each in your coffee maker.
If you have a very busy life, seek out a coffee shop with a drive through window that is close by. You can strap your baby into his or her seat, get your cup of coffee and have a short pleasant drive long enough to finish your coffee.
As you’ve seen, consistently brewing tasty coffee is not as easy as it looks. Every time you make a cup of coffee using the great advice above, you will be in coffee heaven.