If you’re like me, then you love to enjoy a great tasting cup of coffee in the morning before you start your day. It may also be important to you to have a consistent, wonderful tasting flavor, so here are some tips for helping you achieve that goal each and every morning.
The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure your coffee brewing equipment is as clean as possible. Wash your coffee grinder and coffee maker to the best of your ability. By doing so, you are ensuring that there will be no leftover grounds or residue from yesterday’s brew, which can negatively affect the flavor of your coffee.
Second, if you grind your own coffee, select high quality coffee beans that you can ground into coffee grounds. Purchase small quantities of beans from your local supplier of gourmet products. This will ensure that you get the freshest, highest quality beans to grind. Don’t buy too many beans at one time. Only buy enough for a small time period so that you can maximize freshness by not having to use beans that have betting sitting around for a long time.
Also, if you want great tasting coffee, you’ll have to consider the quality of water that you are using. It is generally a good idea to avoid tap water if at all possible. Tap water can contain treatment chemicals and other chemicals that can add a poor taste to your coffee. If possible, use bottled or distilled water for your brewing process. Tap water can be used, but it is recommended that you allow the water to run for a few short moments before adding it to your reservoir. This will eliminate any residue that may have been left standing in your water pipes.
Grinding your own coffee beans will provide the maximum freshness possible, and it is recommended that you use what you grind right away in order to get the most out of them. This is due to the fact that the moment you grind the coffee beans, their natural oils are released and begin to diminish. Coffee grinders are fairly inexpensive and come in a number of different styles including stand alone grinders, or combination grinder coffee makers which grind the beans and brew the coffee in the same unit.
After the coffee has been made from the fresh coffee grounds, it may be a good idea to give the coffee a stir before each pour. This will help distribute the flavoring evenly throughout the pot.
Follow these steps and you’ll be well on your way to enjoying the perfect cup of great tasting coffee each and every morning before you start your own day.