It is thought that the perfect cup of coffee in the morning can really help set the mood for the rest of the day. Of course you can go to a coffee shop and order that daily but supposing that one day you are not feeling too well, or you simply want a lazy day that is spent at home all day with pajamas and copious amounts of coffee, it is just good to know the simple rules that you need to follow in order to make yourself a splendid cuppa at home. It doesn’t matter what kind of coffee you favour the most, you will be surprised at how easy and simple it is to brew the perfectly delightful coffee at home.
Get The Freshest Beans
There is no doubt that a cup of coffee will taste the best when it is brewed after a few days of being roasted. Therefore, one of the fundamental rules that you will need to follow is to get the freshest beans from a local roaster or to simply roast them at home yourself. Buying in bulk from the many displays at the supermarkets will not really give you the freshest product. You need to remember that light and oxygen can negatively impact good coffee so make sure that you only buy from sellers who stay true to original vacuum sealing coffee packs and storing them correctly.
Keep The Coffee Beans Fresh
You should always store the coffee in airtight containers that are not made of glass. You need to keep it away from bright light which is why it is best stored in dark places. Unlike most other products coffee should never be stored in the fridge. It is a very porous substance and will soak up moisture and the flavor from other kinds of food very easily so make sure to keep it separate. Also only buy one week’s worth of coffee in one go so that you can always keep it fresh.
Do A Bit Of Handiwork
If you are a coffee lover who is bordering on coffee connoisseur, you would do well to indulge in a latte art course that will allow you to get as creative as you like with your cup of coffee. Creating images on the frothy bit on top of a steaming coffee cup is not just fun it is also very appetizing and somehow enhances the coffee so much more too.
Use Good Water
There is good water for coffee. If you are going to use distilled water or just water off the tap that is heavy on the chlorine it will completely kill the flavor of the coffee for you. People who are really serious about their cuppa always use bottled mineral water only because that really allows to deepen the flavor and bring it to the forefront.
Heat Is Important
To brew the perfect cup of coffee, you need to leave your water on the stove for just 45 seconds after coming to that full boil. Anything more will pull out the deep-rooted components in the coffee that will give it a bitter taste. Also once the coffee has been made, you need to enjoy it soon and not leave it sitting for a while. Reheating it and leaving it sitting for a while will really make it taste bitter and displeasing.