Who doesn’t like to have a good cup of coffee in the morning that gives you enough boost to get through the day? While you can get a beautiful cup of coffee from your favorite barista in a coffee shop, doing so every day is costly and not feasible for everyone.
In this article, we will help you to make that perfect cup of coffee right from the comfort of your home.
When it comes to coffee, just small mistakes can change the complete taste of your coffee in the end or even ruin it. That’s why it is important to pay attention to minor details that often get left out. Once you start understanding those you will find making that superb cup of coffee easy.
Buy Fresh, Whole, And Good Quality Beans:
To make a perfect cup of coffee, you'll need good quality beans. Once the beans are roasted they start losing their quality, freshness, and flavors after 2 to 3 weeks. It is important to purchase fresh, whole beans to avoid this. You will often not find the date of roasting on the grounded coffee packets because they have probably been there for months. If you are going to buy coffee from the shop then make sure to buy it from those who roast small batches or even on the spot when needed. Or you can buy online from a trusted brand here.
Grind immediately before brewing:
Many people use pre-ground coffee, which is not recommended if you want fresh and flavorful coffee. Coffee loses its freshness and flavor once it is ground. Also, if you're going to store ground coffee, make sure it's in an airtight container to keep its freshness and flavor as long as possible.
Use filtered water:
Many people use filters because they don't trust their tap water. Whether you use a pitcher filter or a faucet-mounted filter, the goal is the same: to remove impurities and odors from the water. When it comes to coffee water, the best option is a pitcher filter with an activated carbon filter. If you don't have a water filter, you could buy bottled water, but be sure to read the labels carefully. What you need is spring water, preferably with magnesium added.
Step By Step Guide
Measure your coffee: The standard ratio is about 2 tablespoons of coffee for 6 ounces of water. Don’t be afraid to add a few extra beans to be on the safe side. You can experiment with more or less coffee to find the right amount for you.
Prepare the water: You should prepare the water last to ensure that it reaches the desired temperature. Pour the water through the filter and let it sit for about 30 seconds before immersing the coffee grounds in the French Press.
Pour: Saturate the coffee grounds evenly with a smooth, steady pour that agitates them. Do not put the brewer's lid on top of it yet.
Soak and stir: Allow the water to absorb for about 30 seconds before stirring the mixture – using the back of the spoon to sink any ground – around the top layer of the mixture and along the edges.
Brew: Let the water drain from the ground for 2 minutes 30 seconds. Less than that, and you may find that your coffee may be too sweet or even sour. Any longer, and your coffee will be over-extracted and unapologetically bitter—so, set a timer.
Plunge: There's really no wrong way to push here - just a simple, even push of the filter to the bottom. Don't apply too much force or of course, your coffee will spill. or you can break the machine if it's glass
Pour & Enjoy: Word of advice- The taste notes of your coffee will change as the cup cools. If at first, you're not tasting what was intended, continue to set it. What you taste when it's hot isn't what you taste when you cool it to a lukewarm temperature.