Trying to make the best cup of coffee in the world? Try our tips and be the judge!
Brewing coffee can be a daunting task. Especially if you're in charge of making it for a whole family or office. Some people like it bolder while some people like it bitter. Some prefer cream and sugar and some people prefer the all natural "black" approach. Regardless of who likes what, we can show you how to make a very high quality, fresh tasting cup of coffee. Some of these steps can be substituted in many other ways but we found these steps to be a recipe for amazingly smooth coffee.
Step 1: Choose your coffee
While there are so many different types of coffee out there, We're sure you already have your favorite type picked out. If you haven't, try determining what type of coffee your taste buds would enjoy.
Light coffee typically tends to taste more "Earthy" then other types of coffee because it is roasted for less time, leaving behind most of the original taste of the coffee bean. This makes light coffee the less desirable type of coffee since most coffee drinkers prefer a stronger taste of coffee.
Medium coffee is the most popular option when it comes to coffee flavor due to its balanced flavor and aroma. Medium coffee is not too light but not too dark, making it much smoother and easier to drink.
Dark Roast coffee is for the coffee drinkers who crave the boldest type of coffee out there. French roast is a very popular version of Dark Roast coffee and is one of our top 3 best sellers.
Step 2: Grind your coffee
It is vital that you only grind the coffee you're going to use for that moment. If possible, keep your beans in whole form and only grind what's needed. This ensures that you're getting the best flavor and smoothness possible. When you grind your coffee and let it sit, it quickly loses its flavor and becomes stale.
Step 3: Get the correct water temperature
For brewing hot coffee, most people use a standard coffee maker. Although this method is perfectly acceptable, make sure the coffee gets to a temperature between 195-205 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal extraction. Of course it can be hard to measure the exact temperature of the water but if possible, doing this can make a huge impact on the taste and flavor. Water too hot can cause a dramatic loss of flavor and water too cold will cause your coffee to become flat and under-extracted.
Step 3.5: Cold brew temperature
It is common for people to think or assume that Cold Brew coffee has to be brewed in cold temperature but this is absolutely not the case. Cold brew coffee is mainly brewed in room temperature, but you can definitely brew it in the fridge as well. Regardless of your method of choice, cold brew coffee should be "steeped" for 12-18 hours before consuming. After the coffee is finished brewing, feel free to place it in the fridge and enjoy chilled.
Step 4: Coffee to water ratio
The most common and correct water to coffee ratio is 2 tablespoons of fresh ground coffee for every 6 ounces of water. This ratio is used almost anywhere coffee is served.
Step 5: Enjoy
After your coffee is done brewing, now is the time to add the finishing touches. Whether is cream and sugar or just plain black, there is no right or wrong way to drink coffee. Try different creamers and sugars. Experiment and you'll find your perfect cup of coffee in no time.