If you’re reading this blog post, then let’s assume that you care about how your coffee tastes. Whilst most people don’t, we strive for perfection with our cup of the good stuff, so we thought we would share with you some expert tips, tricks and advice on how to make your morning coffee it’s best tasting yet.
Find the right coffee for you.
This can be a little like dating, there are so many varieties, you just have to try a lot until you find the perfect one for you. To make this task a little easier, research the best local roasters in your area so you can not only buy ethically, but you can also learn about the flavours, tastes and where they came from. They tend to be also made in smaller batches which helps with getting maximum flavour so it should be delicious. If you’re around Manchester, we have our yearly Coffee Festival in November, which you can find more about here. Grab a ticket and try coffee till your hearts content.
Start with whole beans.
If you want an amazing tasting coffee then start with fresh, whole beans. The flavour is not only stronger but also the subtleties of the bean will be more noticeable, overall making it a much better tasting cup of coffee.
Invest in a great grinder.
There are blade grinders and there are conical burr grinders. A burr grinder let’s you change the consistency and adjustability so you can then match your grind to the type of coffee you want. For example, an espresso is very finely ground and French Press is very coarse.
When to grind.
Grind your beans right before brewing so you can get the maximum flavour out of them, but only grind the amount that you need. This helps ensure each coffee you make is delicious and full of flavour.
Store Coffee Properly.
Do you keep your coffee in the fridge or freezer? Well take it out. You need to store your coffee in an airtight glass container in a cool dark place. When you keep it in the fridge or freezer, it ends up in the freeze, thaw cycle which affects the taste hugely.
Brew at this temperature.
The best temperature is between 90.5 - 96.1C.
If you go over this then it burns the coffee.
Use filtered water.
This without a doubt, has a huge impact on the flavour of your coffee. Use filtered water where possible.
So these were our essentials for getting you your perfect cup of coffee in the morning. Did we miss anything out? Do let us know what your key tips and tricks are too. We love constantly learning so leave a comment below.