One of the best ways to start a morning is to do it with coffee. Sipping on coffee is a ‘me time’ for most people. After this small ‘me-time’, people hardly get time for themselves. Also, a cup of coffee helps people to stay alert, energetic, and get out of their house and be productive.
With multiple benefits that people get with coffee, people now brew it home. Still, it is heartbreaking to brew coffee at home, which tastes like mud. Isn’t it? Brewing coffee at home should not be challenging. All you need is the right coffee, equipment, and knowledge to make your homebrew taste at par or better than your local barista.
If you are looking for ways to improve your home coffee, do try these tips that we are discussing below.
1. Find the right coffee for you
There are different brewing methods to make coffee. For instance, a French Press or espresso machine or a single-serve machine. The first thing that you need to determine is what brewing method you like for your coffee. If you love espresso and have the machine, you need to find quality whole beans roasted locally. If you don’t get quality beans, your coffee will never taste like the one you buy from a café. If you want to brew using a single-serve machine, get a Nespresso pod that is suitable for the machine. They are easy to brew and are available in multiple flavors. It is the first step. Finding the right brewing method for you and then getting the correct coffee.
2. Storing beans properly is important
If you buy whole bean coffee online to make coffee, you need to store them properly. Buying whole beans and grinding them before you make a pot is better for a decadent cup of coffee. However, storing those beans correctly is important too. If you leave them in a box or jar which is not vacuum sealed, the beans will go bad. Oxygen, sunlight, and moisture can impact the beans leading to a bad brew of coffee. Use vacuum-sealed or air-tight containers to preserve their taste and aroma.
3. Use a warm mug to pour coffee
When you take out a mug to pour your morning brew, first warm the mug. How? Just put some boiling water in the cup or put the mug with water in the microwave for a few seconds. Warming the mug before pouring coffee in it has several benefits. For instance, it improves the taste of your coffee while ensuring that the coffee remains warm for a long period of time.
4. Use spices to make your coffee tastier
Most people love to add cream or half & half to their coffee. Though it does enhance the taste of the morning cup. It also loads it up with sugar, which isn’t the right way to start your morning. Instead, try adding a variety of spices, like cardamom or cinnamon or cloves or nutmeg to your coffee. It does add a different flavor, and these spices are rich in antioxidants, making the coffee healthier.
5. Say no to syrup, use flavored coffee instead
We all love to drink caramel or hazelnut coffee, especially on a rainy or cold winter morning. However, when you buy this coffee at a café, it is high in sugar as the syrups have artificial sweeteners. When you are brewing this flavored coffee at home, do not use syrups. Instead, you can buy flavored coffee pods or flavored coffee beans. They will give you a tastier and healthier coffee to sip on.
6. Use the best water to brew the coffee
Having the right coffee and equipment will not help if you do not use the correct water to brew the coffee. After all, coffee is all about water and coffee beans or pods. Therefore, do not use tap water or hot water to brew a pot. Use cold water, one which is either bottled or filtered. That will help you brew a better cup.
With these tips, we are hopeful that your morning cup of coffee will taste incredible. Start experimenting, and don’t be afraid to do so as it is better to find a perfect cup brewed at home. Instead of paying for overpriced coffee at a café!