Store-bought coffee doesn’t always taste as nice as it could or should and barista coffee from a coffee shop can cost you a small fortune, especially if you are popping to your local coffee shop every day to get your daily fix. There has to be a happy medium, and there has to be a way that you can enjoy a tasty cup of coffee without inconveniencing yourself, so, what can you do, and what can you use to get a fantastic cup of coffee every time.
Getting That Perfect Cup Of Coffee
A good cup of coffee warms you up on a cold day, it perks you up when you are not feeling so good, and it gets your going first thing in the morning. So, what elements make up a good cup of coffee.
Grind Your Own Beans
Good-quality beans that can be ground at home are the way to go. When you grind your beans from the comfort of your own home then you ensure consistency, quality, and freshness. Of course, not all beans are the same and the professionals behind Pick and Brew understand this. They point out that the humble coffee bean contains and produces so much flavor It would be insulting to use inferior coffee beans as you simply would not get the results that you desire.
Use A Professional Coffee Machine
What you make your coffee in matters just as much as how you make your coffee. So what are you currently using within your home? If you want to chive barista style and taste coffee then you have to use a professional machine. A kettle full of hot water simply will not do the job, and it will leave you feeling frustrated and upset at poor lackluster results. When you use a professional coffee machine you get to control the temperature of the milk, you get to control how fast your beans are ground and you get to decide how you want to take your milk (if you even want to take it at all)
Don’t Forget The Milk
Milk (if used) is a key component in brewing better coffee. If milk is cold it will leave your coffee lacking taste and freshness, and if it is too warm it will take away the body and taste of the ground beans, so with this in mind, it is important to get the temperature of your milk just right. The quality and variety of milk will also affect how your coffee will taste, so coconut milk can leave a hint of coconut milk and almond milk can detract away from the full and richness of the coffee beans used.
Make Sure Your Machine Is Clean
No matter what machine you end up using to make your coffee it is important to always make sure that your machine is properly cleaned and maintained. Cleaning only takes a few minutes when done regularly, and wiping down your machine at least once each day and after every use will ensure that you do not get any cross-contamination between beans and varieties. A clean machine is an effective machine.
To make a good, or even perfect cup of coffee every time then you need to make sure that all elements of the process are simple, easy to follow, and easy to do, even if you are in a rush. You may not achieve barista-style perfection at first but with practice, you will improve your skills and knowledge about how to turn the humble coffee bean into a delightful cup of coffee.