How To Make Better Coffee At Home

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While coffee is usually reserved for the morning in most western countries, it’s a drink that can be consumed at any time of the day, especially for those that aren’t fans of tea. Coffee is incredibly diverse, coming in a range of various roasts, types, and made with different brewing methods.

It’s always a nice treat to go out and have some coffee at the local coffee shop, but this can also be an expensive way of doing things, so the next best option is to instead make the coffee at home. It’s also possible to take coffee drinking to an entirely new level with the following tips and tricks.

Storing Coffee

 When buying both the beans as well as the ground coffee, the best way of preserving the flavours and aromas for as long as possible is by storing the coffee properly. The best way to store coffee is by placing it inside an airtight container, away from the sun as well as extreme temperatures. An idea place for coffee is in a dark cupboard, but some brands may suggest keeping it in the fridge. When buying speciality coffee, a special resealable bag might be added to the order, which allows CO2 to escape without allowing oxygen in.

Use A Scoop

Most people will use a normal teaspoon when adding the coffee to their cup or filter, but teaspoons are inaccurate for measuring consistent amounts, which can affect the flavour. It’s better instead to opt for a dedicated scoop that will provide a much better level of consistency. Most scoops will be able to hold around 7 grams of coffee per scoop, but this can vary depending on the type of coffee.

Choose 100% Arabica

Arabica is by far the most-enjoyed type of coffee bean in the world, but it’s fairly common for manufacturers to cut and mix the various kinds in order to lower the cost, but this also often means a reduction in flavour, and the cost can easily be made up by visiting

For this reason, those that are truly passionate about consistent and robust taste with every cup, it can be worth investing in coffee that is 100% Arabica. It only takes a few minutes to check the labels and make sure that the product being offered has not been cut down with Robusta.

Stick To Lighter Roasts

A lot of people might think that a darker roast will provide more flavour, but for the most part it just makes the coffee bitter, and the drinker will usually add more sugar to it than they really should. This is why it’s a better idea to instead choose lighter and medium roasts. The flavour tends to be much smoother and easier to pick up without being overpowered by bitterness.

Clean The Coffee Maker

Coffee, especially when it comes in the ground form, can easily start clogging up a coffee machine and reducing its efficacy. Therefore it’s a good idea to take the time to thoroughly clean the coffee maker. In fact, cleaning after each brewing is usually recommended by most experts.