Brewing coffee at home does not have to be a challenge, and it doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on taste or quality!
Your homemade cup of joe can be just as delicious and comforting as you would find at your favorite coffee shop.
With these tips, you will learn all that you need to know about brewing coffee at home – take that, mermaid!
Sure, they are convenient, but you lose a significant amount of flavor when you opt for these kinds of coffee. Instead, use fresh, whole bean coffee to start! Using freshly ground coffee gives you’re the most flavorful cup.
Many of us understand that the proportion of coffee to water significantly impacts the intensity of the flavor. Measuring your coffee by weight rather than volume allows you to determine precisely how much is going into each cup.
Using a great grinder is one of the most essential tools in brewing coffee. You want to be sure that all of your coffee grounds are about the same size. A burr grinder makes it very easy to control how evenly the beans are ground and their size.
To make muffins, you need all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, eggs, milk and vegetable oil. That’s the base for any muffin. Any other ingredients are there to give the pillowy two-biters their personality. In this case, coffee.
For the coffee, we’re using real espresso, which will give the muffins some authenticity. Use an Italian stovetop Moka pot or an espresso pod for a concentrated and creamy, dark-as-night espresso shot. There are no substitutions here.
Talking about substitutions, adding a tablespoon of cocoa powder to your flour mix will make your coffee muffins taste like mocha, which is also fun!
Grinding all of your beans in advance results in compromised flavor. Instead, determine how strong you would like your cup of coffee to be and grind only how much you will need for the cup or cups that you plan to drink right away.
Once you have opened a new pack of coffee, it should be stored in a ceramic canister. This helps to block any sunlight and keep your coffee tasting fresh as long as possible.
Before you roll your eyes – we swear, this matters! Your coffee is nearly 98% water, so it will absolutely change the taste. Filtered water ensures that your coffee is free from odors, chemicals, and impurities that can alter the taste.
The brewing method you choose to make your coffee has a significant impact on the taste of your brew. For example, drip coffee makers are more suited for those who prefer a milder cup, while a French Press delivers a bold and robust flavor.
Your coffee maker needs to be cleaned periodically. Coffee beans contain oil, which means that if you don’t wash your machine, it will affect the taste. The oil that gets left behind will leave your freshly brewed cup with a burnt taste.
Good coffee is entirely subjective to personal taste. However, it is important to understand which coffee beans are best suited for your taste! Where coffee beans are sourced from can impact the flavor and acidity of the bean.
Looking for a way to elevate your at-home brew? An electric milk frother is an excellent addition to your coffee tool kit! You’ll be able to make your own lattes and cappuccinos with complete ease.