Your passion for coffee surely came after drinking a delicious one. That's why you're disappointed when you start your day with a mediocre coffee. Or even worse, that the only option you have is the vending machine during your break. In this article, we talk about the important points for a home-made coffee, worthy of the name!
Be careful not to lose quality by trying to save too much money
At the supermarket, you always pass a large selection of different coffees, so you have different qualities for different prices. We have to admit that most of the time, your money will be well invested in a more expensive coffee. A good coffee bean means a high quality roast. Of course, your best option would still be a fair trade coffee, which will set you up for the week on Monday morning. Because fair trade coffee is not only better, but it's also good for your karma!
If you've ever enjoyed a freshly ground, homemade coffee, you probably already know that the taste is worth the investment. It's time to ask yourself some questions... Do you want to invest in just good coffee, or do you want to invest in a coffee bean with unparalleled flavor? You will also need a coffee grinder, which you can find for a fraction of the price of a coffee machine!
The little details are important
The right roast filters out all the flavor from your coffee beans and refines its taste.
That's why you should look for your preferred roast. Don't lose patience, perfection takes time, so pay close attention to the roast level before choosing a variety.
If you are lucky enough to have exceptional water quality at home, then take advantage of it!
Filtered, lime-free water makes coffee much smoother and more enjoyable. This is another detail that can affect the quality and taste of your coffee. If your water is not perfect, you can always filter it!
In addition to roasting and water quality, temperature also plays a role.
Thismeans the temperature of the water but also the temperature at which you like to drink your coffee. As with tea, the flavors will be fully released if your water is the right temperature. If your water is too hot, there is a good chance that your coffee will be too bitter. Especially if you make your own coffee, pay attention to the temperature. If you use a coffee machine, check the water temperature as well if you can. The recommended temperatures vary between coffees (instant coffee, filter coffee, coffee beans...). You will find a difference in taste by adjusting the water temperature to your coffee. Give your taste buds a chance to experience all the flavors of a good coffee!
Patience is the key.
Patience is the key in preparing your coffee but also in maintenance. No matter how you prepare your coffee, it is important to properly maintain and clean your equipment. This is how you will get better results in the long run!
The right filter for your coffee can make a difference.
Youcan choose from different filters. There is of course the classic filter, often made of paper, or the plastic version, which is more durable over time but less sustainable environmentally. We therefore advise you to avoid it. There are also ceramic or metal filters. The advantage of ceramic filters is that they do not rust, but they are fragile and their price is often quite high. If you choose a metal filter, you will have a product that is durable (in time but also better for the environment9 and unbreakable!
To conclude, no matter what coffee you choose, the important thing is that you like it and that you can start your day with a delicious coffee that will offer you all its flavors, because you deserve the best!