Want to brew great coffee? Here are 3 simple tips that will make a difference in every single cup you drink.
Clean Coffee Pot
A great cup of coffee always starts with a clean coffee pot. It really does make a world of difference. Oils and soaps residue can build up in the pot causing the flavor to be tainted.
A little baking soda and water will clean your mugs and pots to like new. Just make sure you rinse the baking soda residue off or you will have a bad taste.
Clean Filtered Water
Coffee is 99% water, so it makes sense to make sure your water is the cleanest it can be. Regular tap water contains minerals and chemicals that can affect the flavor of your coffee.
Its a good idea to use filtered water or use some bottle water. This will greatly enhance the taste of your coffee.
Paper coffee filters can make your coffee taste a little funny. They are natorius for releasing chlorine, dyes and chemicals from the paper. How do you think they make paper? Mr Expertise suggest that you use a stainless steel or a gold mesh filter. If your still to cheap to get a nice filter try using brown paper filters, they have less chemicals.
Use Fresh Quality Coffee
This might seem like a no brainier to some but a lot of people know that the age if ground coffee can effect the taste of your coffee. Mr Expertise suggests using fresh organic coffee beans and grinding them at home.
You might think it sucks grinding beans right before you make coffee and honestly it does. Its a bit time consuming. But coffee beans stay relatively fresh for about a week in a air tight container. DONT store your container in the freezer, this actually makes the flavor of your coffee worse.
Also, drink your coffee while its warm or rapidly cool with ice. If you dont the flavor quickly degrades as it sits and slowly cools.
Follow these 4 simple steps and you will always have amazing tasting coffee.