Mmm, there is nothing like a fresh coffee in the morning. For some people, coffee is their first thing to have, and if you’re one of those lucky people who can’t help but love coffee in the morning, you’ll be pleased to know that there are other ways to make coffee.
There are so many ways to brew coffee, from decorative foam to French presses. In this article we present our top ten tips and tricks for making coffee. Enjoy your next cup of hot coffee!
1. Decorating your own ribbons
With a little practice, it’s possible for anyone at home to decorate their coffee in a way you probably thought only baristas could pull off. Baristas make it look simple, and if you do, you can get great, positive results too, especially since you’re not a barista rushing to do four jobs at once.
The trick is to work with the milk and make it foamy without any big bubbles and then pour it into the coffee cup at an angle.
two. Buy fresh whole bean coffee
Don’t buy pre-ground coffee. Buy fresh beans. Most coffee companies don’t bother with the dates the beans were packaged; the grains were likely left there for months after harvest. Freshly brewed coffee goes out pretty quickly. To find fresh beans, it’s best to look in coffee shops, and some coffee shops will roast them on the spot, which means fresher coffee for great brewing.
Pre-roasted coffee beans also mean that the beans are releasing more carbon dioxide, which means that the escaping gases remove more flavor from the coffee than freshly ground and roasted beans.
3. Use good quality water
Water quality matters when it comes time to brew coffee. Hard water, which is full of extra minerals, won’t bind as well to the coffee being brewed, leading to weak coffee and not what you expected. Worse yet, using this high-content mineral water could lead to limescale buildup in your coffee maker. If you use this type of water then you will need to descale your coffee maker regularly, something you don’t want.
Heavily filtered water can also cause other problems when making coffee, but lightly filtered water will be perfect. Also, the best temperature for water to brew coffee is 88 to 94 degrees Celsius.
Four. How to make cold coffee to give a different flavor to your coffee
Brewing your coffee cold is a great option if you love iced coffee and want to avoid buying expensive iced coffee.
There are many ways to prepare iced coffee, but there are also machines that make it possible. One benefit is that this method removes the acids that coffee produces. This method also brings out different flavor ranges for coffee lovers to enjoy, however some dislike it because there is no acidity.
Alternatively, you can use a special jar, called a mason jar. It’s really easy: you just take your ground coffee, pour it into the jar, and then pour in cold water before putting the water in your fridge for 12 to 24 hours. When ready, simply strain the beans and serve over ice. Give it a try!
Also, if you want to sweeten it, add a caramel syrup, or something similar.
5. measure your coffee
When you start brewing, find out which ratio of the coffee you measure is the strongest and which is the weakest for a great coffee experience without making it weak or too strong for your tastes.
The most common ratio is 1 liter of water to 60 grams of ground coffee, and the easiest way to obtain this is to simply measure the coffee on a scale, however it is also possible to measure this simply by measuring 60 grams using a spoon.
6. Pre-infusion, or flowering
Always make sure to remove carbon dioxide from ground coffee or your brew will be weak. If you have a coffee machine, make sure it has a setting that covers this and make sure it’s always on.
Coffee flowers are common in coffee shops. It is created by the roasting process, and the core causes the bean to capture and trap carbon dioxide. When roasting is complete, the gases are slowly discharged. This is called “degassing”. Ideally, if you use freshly roasted beans, the coffee will have more flavor than roast and ground beans that haven’t been touched for days.
7. Preparation and dilution for a weaker coffee
If you want to brew coffee that’s great, don’t do it for too long, just increase the amount of ground coffee you already have. However, if you prefer it weaker, just don’t brew it for a shorter time, instead brew it properly and then dilute it to drink later.
8. Tips for using filter paper
If you prefer to use filter paper to prepare your ground coffee, gently pour hot water over the filter paper so it is damp before using. This will eliminate the chance of getting that paper/cardboard taste in your mouth that you would probably get if you just poured the water over the coffee grounds if the paper is dry before you start. Pre-moistening the paper will clean it and remove that papery taste, meaning you’ll still have a great tasting cup of coffee.
When making a cup of coffee using this method, pour the hot water over the coffee grounds in a circular motion so that the coffee water slowly appears in the pot. This is called the bloom. Keep pouring more water slowly over the coffee grounds, letting it percolate, then waiting for the coffee to pool at the bottom of the pot.
9. flavored coffees
If you prefer your coffee to have different flavors, for example a little cinnamon, nutmeg or vanilla or almond extracts, add some of those extracts to the cream or milk. Sprinkle some cinnamon or nutmeg over the coffee, or you can even sprinkle other ground spices like cardamom for a spicier and different coffee than you know.
10 Maple Syrup Drizzle
Another option for flavored and sweetened coffee is to swap out the sugar for maple syrup.