Heading out to your local Starbucks or high end coffee shop is a great experience but if that is your only source of coffee then things are going to get a little bit pricy. A far better option therefore is to learn how to make a delicious cup of coffee at home, and there are many ways in which you can do so. I should preface this of course by saying that although some are passable, instant coffee granules is not something that I would recommend when you want a really delicious cup of high quality coffee.
If you like the idea of doing it yourself at home, here are some tips to bear in mind.
Right Tools For The Job
The first thing that you need to think about is what kind of coffee you wish to make at home. If you know how to make French press coffee and you enjoy drinking hot and cold brews for example then this could be a perfect piece of kit to buy. Alternatively however if you enjoy an espresso then you may prefer instead to look into buying a moka pot or an Aeropress which are great for this drink in particular. Making sure that you get the tools for the job right is the first step.
Even if you think that you know how to make a certain coffee type it is always best to read up on it to ensure that you are doing it in the right way and with the best technique to make a great brew. You may think that you know how to make pour over coffee for example but you may learn that you could improve it with a different grind.
Finely Selected Beans
Each aspect of coffee making is important with regards to the eventual flavor but all of that has to begin with ensuring that you are using the best beans that you can find. Beans should be freshly roasted and preferably they should come with the date that they were roasted on the packaging. Freshly roasted beans should be enjoyed within the first four weeks for maximum enjoyment. Sample a number of beans from differing countries and suppliers in order to find out which are your favorites.
The Right Grind
The grinding aspect of making coffee is also something which is very important and will have a big difference on the flavor and the texture of your cup of coffee. For example if you use a French press and the grains are too coarse, they can easily clog the filter, alternatively if those grains are too fine, you may find that some slip through and end up in the final product. Knowing how to grind and what each type of coffee needs is also an important aspect of the coffee making process.
If you have a passion for drinking coffee then you are going to love making your own at home, and playing around with the different ways of going about it.