A good coffee is vital if you call your girlfriend to your house for the first time or you are a coffee lover and you can never work without coffee. People tried various ways for brewing best coffee and designate some main ways. But all this ways are nothing if you don’t know the little but too important tips about coffee brewing. These tips vary from coffee/water ratio to boiling times. Completing all steps is not also resulting the best taste, you must also choose the right coffee for your palate. How many tips to brew best coffee at home?
Water/Coffee ratio is one of the most important tips for brewing the best coffee. It’s also one of the most common mistakes while brewing coffee. If it’s too low coffee or too low water on coffee, it means a weak taste of coffee and drinking hot water. According to experts, perfect recipe for coffee brewing is 2 tablespoons of ground coffee for each 6 ounces of water. “2 tablespoons” is the universal ratio all over the world for coffee. If you are using a standard Starbucks “cup”, ratio is 8 fluid ounces for a cup. It will fill ¾ of cup and it’s enough for best taste.
Water’s temperature is also vital for best coffee. According to coffee experts, it must be 195 – 205. Today all we have Automatic drip coffee makers at our offices and home. They are good machines for coffee but if you want the best coffee, you must control the temperature of water and it’s not possible with these machines. This type of machines mostly boil the water more than enough for dissolve the coffee completely but a good coffee needs not totally dissolved coffee beans in it.
After the right ratio and water temperature is set, it comes to brew time. There are two types of automatic coffee machines in the market. Some of them brew the coffee fastest. Others brew the coffee till all the coffee beans melt away. None of them is offering the best coffee. According to coffee experts, best brew time for coffee is 4 minutes. It can reach to 5 minutes if coffee beans are special ones. It’s true that some people find this 4-5 minutes brewing time coffee very hard. They can add some water or milk into it but it will get away from original taste.
Taste of water used for coffee brewing is also very important. Using the tap water for coffee brew means you will never catch the best taste because it has both chemicals and also chlorine in it. You can buy some expensive water companies’ products for a good taste.
If you are a coffee fan you must know that best way of coffee brewing goes from grinding own beans. First of all, coffee grinding means a touch of good water and coffee beans before brewing and it can be addictive for casual drinkers.
There are many coffee grinder products in the market today. But they can classify in two by burr grinders and blade grinders. Blade grinders use its sharp blades to cut and grind the coffee beans while other works by crushing coffee beans in its rotating cylinders. Burr grinders are for coffee fans because they can extract the best taste from coffee beans while blade grinders can harm them. You can read manual of it if you want to buy a coffee grinder.
If coffee beans are waiting in room temperature, it means one week later they will lose their best taste. Keeping the coffee beans in freezer is a good way to keep them fresh for more.