How To Get The Best From Your Cup Of Coffee

How to Make a Perfect Cup of Coffee | EatingWell

The smell of coffee announces the dawn of a new day. Most people struggle to rise from the bed and seem to take an eternity to “load” another working day. A mug of well-brewed coffee is a faithful stimulant to help you clear and open you up, quite literally.

During the day, you can find a cup of coffee at the nearest coffee shop. And if at home, you can trust the finest coffee beans to give you a taste of your beverage. Follow these simple guidelines to help you brew a perfect mug of coffee from your kitchen.

 How to make a stimulating cup of coffee

There are many considerations to consider when choosing a coffee-making method. You need to consider the quantity, price, and convenience.

  1. Choice of coffee beans

The coffee you make is as good as the beans you use. Use fresh whole coffee beans to obtain excellent aromatic coffee. Pre-ground coffee beans have already lost some unique qualities. Coffee beans are at their peak flavor and taste a few days after they’ve been roasted. It retains the original flavor for about 30 days and starts deteriorating soon afterward. Consequently, most coffee stores will deliberately skip placing the roasting date on the packaging.  

Buy freshly-baked coffee beans at the local shop. The vendors likely roast the beans on order or as clients demand.

  1. Proper storage

Storage is a critical element in preserving the coffee beans’ quality. Invest in a Mason jar because it guarantees your beans are vacuum-sealed. A vacuum-sealed container is airtight and prevents other smells or odours from sipping through the pot.

You can have different jar sizes to hold varying volumes of coffee. For instance, you can buy in bulk and only keep pre-weigh your daily or weekly servings. Proper storage ensures you do not compromise the flavor and aroma of the bag you intend to use that month.

  1. The grinding method

Coffee is a magic beverage; it responds to the treatment you give it. If you grind it professionally, you get a heavenly taste; it gives you a flat taste if you mishandle it.

Coffee experts claim that the beans lose flavor 30 minutes after the roasting process. Therefore, for unmatched taste, grind your coffee soon after brewing. Always grind your coffee beans on the spot and then pour them into the brewing pot.

Grinding is a tricky part of coffee making. Therefore, grind the beans to your taste. If you like it bitter, grind the beans to their finest consistency. And if you grind them too coarse, you’ll get a regular flavor. Set your drip coffee maker to medium or average-fine grind.  A manual coffee grinder gives the best ground coffee beans.

  1. Measure it right

Coffee making is a game of balancing many variables. The quantity you put per unit of water is a critical element to achieving a refreshing mug of coffee. Invest in a digital scale to help you measure appropriate portions of coffee and water.

Ideally, 1 part coffee beans go to 20 parts water for a mug of stimulating beverage. Individual preference can help you vary the measurement that goes to your coffee. 

  1. Brewing temperature

Your coffee maker determines the optimum coffee-brewing temperature. If possible, use a thermometer to measure the temperature when brewing. Do not allow the temperature to exceed 205 degrees. The ideal temperature for exceptional taste is 195 to 205 degrees Fahrenheit and anything beyond ‘burns’ the coffee.

Coffee is a refreshing aromatic beverage. Use these tips to fine-tune your ability to prepare the best mug of coffee.