Ways to Make Your Homemade Coffee Better Than Any Coffee
By Space Coast Daily // January 26, 2020
I absolutely love coffee, to the point I can taste small variations in flavor and sometimes it drives me nuts. While it might seem a bit much to some people, if you’re anything like me and you love coffee you’ll understand.
“Making a homemade brew better than the java you’re purchasing in a coffee shop can offer a huge set of pride.”
If you’re wondering how you might manage this too, there are a few ways to get it done.
The Keuireg Isn’t Helping
Whether you’re using a Keurig machine or a coffee pot, neither of these are contributing to the overall flavor of your coffee. Coffee filters soak in a lot of the flavor of the grounds, and the plastic from Keurig cups can contaminate taste.
Neither of these options allows for the grounds to steep in the water properly and enhance pungency. If you’re looking to obtain optimal flavor, use a french press.
These percolate the coffee and allow for the flavor to steep properly. Most french presses are made out of glass and make for a great way to brew coffee without being concerned about any contamination.
Practice Roasting Your Beans At Home
If you’re a coffee fanatic and you have your own coffee roaster you’ll know that sometimes it’s hard to get the roasting process down right. How you roast your beans will change whether they are light roast all the way to dark roast, and the timing doesn’t always come naturally.
Take some time to practice roasting your coffee perfectly until you have it down pat and you’re not creating a flavor you’re not partial to.
For those that don’t have a coffee roaster, CoffeeDino.com’s experts describe the benefits of different coffee roasters. When coffee is roasted before you purchase it, it can already lose a lot of flavors.
Do Not Freeze Your Coffee Beans
Many coffee advocates I know love to store their coffee beans in the freezer since it “keeps them fresh” and this could not be farther from the truth.
When coffee beans are removed from the freezer the condensation can seep the potency of the flavor just like any water source. Excessively opening and closing your freezer door is going to allow moisture to get at the beans too. If you’re looking to have an optimal coffee experience do not store your beans in the freezer.
Use A Purer Source Of Water
I definitely notice the taste of chlorine coming out of my tap water, and it’s certainly clashing with the natural flavors of your coffee. Attempt to use pure filtered water when you’re making your morning brew.
This will remove the harsh metallic and chlorinated tastes that impart themselves into your beans. The pH value of water may have an impact on the coffee beans too with alkaline values of water being the most optimal. Minerals that increase the alkalinity of water are the best at making coffee with.
Grind Your Own Beans
If you’re trying to make your coffee at home better than any coffee, and you’re using beans that have already been ground you’re doing it wrong.
By grinding your own beans you’re unleashing the flavor freshly. When coffee is ground it increases the surface area available for things like moisture to reduce the flavor.
Pick up a grinder and grind your beans at home, if you aren’t doing this already you’ll notice a massive difference in quality.
Store Your Coffee Beans Properly
If you shouldn’t store your coffee beans in the freezer you’re probably wondering how you’re ever going to keep them fresh. This is especially true if you like to load up on a few varieties of coffee beans.
Well, don’t worry, if you store your coffee beans in an airtight container they’ll be safe from moisture. I know the freezer is commonly associated with keeping food fresh, but using a container with an airtight seal will work better for coffee beans. You should be able to pick these up at most department stores for a decent price.
Avoid using a coffee pot and pod machines if you’re looking to extract the sweet essence of your brew. Store your beans properly in an airtight jar and try to avoid using a freezer because this will reduce the taste.
Roasting your beans at home is one of the best ways you can get fresh coffee, and grinding them at home is going to help as well.
Alkaline water sources will contribute to a reduction in metallic and chlorinated tastes in your mocha. If you check off the above list I guarantee you’ll have homemade coffee better than any coffee shop you’ve been to.
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