What is the perfect cup of coffee? In reality, there’s no one perfect cup that every coffee lover will enjoy. However, there are right and wrong ways to make coffee that will make it taste good or bad. Take note of these tips if you want to achieve something close to perfection.
Start with the Right Equipment
You don’t have to have an industrial barista-style setup to make good coffee. Many coffee experts recommend a manual dripper, which filters out oil and sediment for a clearer cup. However, you can choose what works best for you.
Choose Your Bean
There are so many different types of coffee to choose from, and everyone has their preferences. You might stick to a particular brand or origin, or you might like to experiment with lots of different beans. Whatever you prefer, your coffee should be ground within 30 minutes of making your coffee if you want the best.
Get the Water Temperature Correct
How hot should the water be? Between 195 and 205 degrees Fahrenheit (91 to 96 degrees Celsius) is ideal. Don’t use boiling water because you’re sure to end up with burnt coffee. Save boiling water for black tea.
Get the Water to Coffee Ratio Right
The amount of coffee to the amount of water is also important, and it depends on what you’re using to make it. Different equipment should have different amounts of coffee and water, and the brew time is different too. Compare the different ratios to get the perfect amount before you make your next cup.
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