Many people overlook the importance of coffee brewing. Coffee does have drug-like qualities. If you have just started drinking some coffee, or have enjoyed it for a while but don’t know much about it, this article is for you.
Consider using a French press for brewing rich, flavorful coffee. Flavor is compromised by the paper coffee filters used in drip-style coffee brewers. A French press operates differently. It uses a plunger to concentrate the bean at the lowest point of the pot. The oils will give a richer flavor if they stay in the brew.
For best results, your coffee should be stored in a perfectly airtight canister or jar. Beans that are exposed to the air will become stale and lose their flavor. Folding bags are the least desirable option because they are not airtight–not even close! The purpose of the valves are to allow air to escape after the beans have roasted.
Steer clear of reheating coffee that has already been brewed. Doing so does not release harmful chemicals, as the old wives’ tale states. Certain components will begin to chemically break down shortly after the coffee is brewed. This old, reheated cup may come across tasting extra-bitter or worse.
If you want superb quality, you have to carefully select the water you use. Consider putting in bottled H2O; while you may cringe a little at the thought of spending money for water, it will make a big difference in the way your coffee tastes. Filtered water is a good second choice. Though the effect is not identical, the coffee you make will still be better than it might otherwise be.
The type of water used can alter the taste of coffee, so make sure to use good tasting, filtered water. Your coffee is only as tasty as the water it’s made with. Test the water before you brew the coffee.
Invest in a basic coffee grinder. If you wait until you are ready to brew before you grind your beans, the oils will remain intact and your coffee will taste better. The majority of coffee grinders that exist feature the ability to adjust coarseness. Some brewers even have a grinder built into the machine for space saving.
These tips should have taught you a few things about coffee you hadn’t known before. Regardless of your coffee drinking history, it seems safe to say that your knowledge base had some weak areas. Keep these tips in mind the next time you brew up some coffee.