You can set the mood for your whole day if you have a good cup of coffee in the morning. Nine simple rules will help you make your perfect cup of coffee every time you want, right in your own home. Brewing coffee is easier than you think. The simple things, like storing your beans correctly and using the best filter will prevent unwanted flavors and bitterness. It doesn’t matter if your morning coffee is prepared with your own grown beans, an elaborate brew process, or a supermarket blend with a drip coffee maker. Following these basic rules will result in a delicious, satisfying cup of coffee every single time.
For brewing coffee at home, there are three standard methods. The favorite way for a lot of people is the classic drip coffee machine; however, pour-over coffee at home is becoming more popular. Also, the French press is becoming an easy favorite as well. The first thing in making your coffee is weighing your ground coffee. Using measuring cups, spoons, or coffee scoops will yield better results. The general rule of a good coffee cup is to use 15 grams (1 tablespoon) of ground coffee per 236 ml cup.
How to make coffee?
Making coffee is very simple; it only takes three simple steps, and those steps are, depending on what coffee maker you have got. Our example here is making coffee for the filter machine, which usually everybody has, besides Moka pot or Ibrik.
- The first step is to filter the water to fewer impurities in the water and to have less competition for the authentic flavor of the coffee.
- The second step is to prepare the perfect and correct proportions, regardless of machine type, use two tablespoons of grounds per eight ounces of water, and after that, adjust to your taste from there.
- The last step is to right grind, but it differs by machine. Generally, the more time coffee grounds spend in contact with water it will be much lighter.
Here are some necessary steps to make a perfect coffee assuming that you’re not making it with an automatic coffee machine:
- Align your coffee machine basket with a filter. Grind the coffee beans medium or medium size. Bring the filtered water to a boil, then let it sit for a minute.
- Pour enough water into the filter to wet it thoroughly, and let it drain into your cup of the coffee pot. Discard the water.
- Measure the ground coffee into the wet filter. Pour in enough water to tower the ground beans and drain into your cup of the coffee pot, then pour in the rest of the water. If you are a fan of the cold, and maybe iced coffee is your jam, you can use ice or just pour cold water.
How to make french press coffee?
The french press coffee is easy to prepare, very delightful to taste with a cylindrical pot that has a plunger and built-in filter screen that presses the hot water through ground coffee. That’s the beautiful and straightforward French Press, method of choice for many people all over the world, creating an earthy rich taste in your daily cup of coffee.
The secret for french press coffee is all in the grind, choose medium with uniformity and consistency throughout. The very coarse grinds may clog the filter, while the excellent grinds will pass through the filter resulting in muddying.
Make the coffee like a beast:
- Place the pot on a dry and flat surface. Hold the handle firmly and after that, pull out the plunger.
- Add a heaping tablespoon with 7-8 grams of coffee to the pot per 200 ml of water.
- Pour the hot water into the pot, gently.
- Reinsert the plunger carefully into the pot. Stop just above the water and ground coffee and let stand for 3-4 minutes.
- Press the plunger down slowly with exerting steady pressure.
- After each use washes the pot with water and a mild detergent and dries thoroughly.
How to clean a coffee maker?
If you do not clean your coffee maker as often as you should, it can lead to yeast and mold. 50% of these household machines contain fungus and mold that makes it more germinating than the bathroom faucet handle. If you want to make sure to don’t drink any of the germs or coliform bacteria this appliance has been known to grow, there is one essential rule to follow:
Removable parts need to be washed at every use!
This part is crucial because it helps in removing coffee grounds. The clean grinds allow the coffee to pour more easily and removing the oil left behind will also help in receiving a more creamy coffee. You can hand wash at the sink all of these removable parts, with warm and soapy water. However, if you have a dishwasher, these parts are not damaged at higher temperatures.