Few things have so powerful an invigorating power as a morning cup of coffee–or any cup of coffee, for that matter. Do you have the smell of your brewing coffee in your nose right now? Does it get you excited for the second cup? Broaden your horizons by considering a few of the following coffee tips.
Do you want to impress your guests with great coffee? You should make an attempt in decorating your homemade lattes. You can create different patterns that will leave your friends intrigued. Use milk and melted chocolate to practice when you make your own.
If you do not like hot coffee or drinks but you do like iced coffee, make it at night and then cool it down overnight in the fridge. It will cool, without the flavor diminishing. Before you put the coffee in the fridge, add any sugar or cream. Using this technique will result in a perfect iced coffee in the morning.
If your coffee maker is aged or an economy model, brew hot water before you brew the actual coffee to get the most flavor. When you have brewed the water and it is hot, put the coffee grounds from the beans in. This ensures that you get the hottest and thus most flavorful brew possible.
When brewing coffee, use high-quality water to get a high-quality result. Remember, what you use in your coffee affects its flavor. That is why clean and pure bottled water is the best for making coffee.
Coffee does not have to be kept in a freezer. If you store your coffee around other foods, it will take on their flavors. Therefore, your best bet is keeping coffee in an airtight container that is kept at room temperature. If you must freeze it, keep your coffee in a sealed bag.
You may be finding it difficult to make a cup of coffee that tastes as good as the one in professional cafes. If so, try adding more coffee to your machine. The standard ratio is 6 ounces of water for every 2 tablespoons of coffee. The best way to find what works for you is to just experiment, remembering that the ratios may be different with each type of beans.
If your morning coffee tastes “off”, remember an unpleasant taste in your water will make an unpleasant taste in your coffee. If the water from your tap tastes bad all the time, invest in a filter for your faucet. You could also use a pitcher with a built-in filter, or simply brew your coffee using bottled water.
After reading this article, you’ll soon see what kinds of coffee you’ve been missing out on. Start your day off tomorrow by making the best coffee you can. Start trying the above tips the very next time you brew.