I love coffee. No, I really love coffee. When I go to parties, I'm tempted to bring my own coffee. Let's face it, most people don't care enough to make great coffee. There are a few things that separate good coffee from great coffee. I will break it down for the novice coffee maker.
Get a Good Coffee Machine
A coffee maker that heats the water up to 200 degrees Farenheit is required. Not many consumer machines get the water hot enough. That is one reason you hear people complain about the coffee they make at home. Capresso makes a machine for home use that gets the water hot enough to make a perfect cup. Yes, it is pricey, but worth every penny.
Use Filtered Water
Most public water facilities chlorinate the water. Anyone who loves coffee will be very disappointed by coffee made with chlorinated water. Make sure your water goes through a good water filter to get rid of impurities found in your tap water. Some people I know use bottled spring water exclusively for their coffee. Any way you go, just make sure your water is pure before putting it in the coffee maker.
Grind The Coffee Beans Just Before Making Coffee
When making that great cup of coffee, remember that coffee ground a month ago and dumped in a can will not match grinding fresh beans and immediately brewing the coffee. Grinding the beans right before making the coffee has a huge tangible benefit. Don't be lazy, be kind and grind before brewing.
Clean Your Machine
Clean your coffee maker often. You will find that the coffee will start to taste a little off because of deposits in the machine and carafe. Make sure you clean the coffee maker and carafe after every use. Some manufacturers tell you to run white vinegar through the machine every so often. I do it at least once a month on my machine.
I hope these simple recommendations help you to make that special cup of coffee. For those of us who love coffee, it is worth every effort. I routinely have coffee flown in from Hawaii. My favorite coffee comes from Hawaii. If you found this article interesting and love coffee, please drop by our website where we have tons of articles on everything coffee, how to make coffee, where coffee came from and lots more.
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