The last thing for most of us to do when we wake up is to go outside and stop by to a coffee shop. Not because we do not want coffee, quite the opposite, but the problem lies in that part that involves walking because we have just gotten out of our bed. There is no need to panic though. It is possible to make a great coffee whose quality can be even better than the ones you can buy in a shop. It is not difficult to make it, but firstly, you need to figure out what “better” coffee means to you. Even though every type of this delicious beverage is, well, delicious, there is one that you consider the best version.
Some people like their coffee to be dark and rich with a thick taste while others prefer ones that are creamy and light with just enough sugar to make them drool. Once you know what you like, you should start improving your “recipe” until you find a perfect match that cannot be compared to any branded drinks out there. So, the question is, what do I need in order to make such a beverage? We will discuss that today so that everyone who is a fan of this amazing drink can enjoy its taste at home without having to go on a relentless chase through town.
Grounded Coffee Or Beans?
As it goes for the food, the same rule can be applied to coffee. The better the ingredients, the tastier it can get. You need good beans to be precise. Although that does not mean spending a fortune on rare beans that can be found in animal feces, it simply means that obtaining good grain is a good place to start if you want to brew tasty coffee at your home. Before we discuss coffee beans, let us talk first about the main thing that you would need. And that is switching from grounded coffee to a whole bean coffee.
You can grind it yourself right before you decide to make a cup for yourself and relax, which will automatically enhance the taste. Oils inside the bean give coffee the flavor that it needs. When it is ground down, oils begin to break down. If you buy already crushed coffee, have in mind that the taste is not so good because the oils last for only one week tops and most brands that you find in supermarkets are there on the shelves a lot longer than that period of time. That is why a whole bean coffee is highly suggested.
Now we can raise a question, “Which beans should I buy?” This is also a matter of personal taste. There are numerous choices one can make when it comes to the taste. In case you desire a richer in taste and darker coffee, pick out the dark roast and in case you prefer brighter coffee that has a lighter taste, you should go with beans that are of a light or medium roast. You should store the beans in a dry and cool environment like a pantry where it can be preserved for a month.
That is what is recommended by coffee lovers. Of course, there is no need to go to extremes, you can preserve it for a longer period of time, my opinion is that after two months, the taste is not so different as it is claimed. Then again, I am not an expert, just a coffee addict.
If you are not sure what you like, subscription services are always an option. By using this subscription method you will make things easier for yourself. They can send new beans every few weeks. Well, samples that can help you decide on what to choose. That way you can determine which bean is for you.
The Final Step
Now that you have good beans there is one thing left to do and that is producing a reliably good cup of coffee. In order to do so, you need to experiment until you find the taste that suits your palate the most, which is the most fun part of the experience.
Make sure to weigh out your beans in order to have more precise results and use water like in the Apexstone scale with a timer. That way you can track the pace of brewing and keep notes. With those notes that you will have after a few experiments, you will be able to make your coffee just the way you like every time.
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