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9 Rules on How to Make the Perfect Cup of Joe


9 Rules on How to Make the Perfect Cup of Joe

A properly brewed cup of coffee is exactly what you need to get your engines fired up for the day. Sure you could always on your barista to fetch your cup of joe for you, but it ain’t good for your wallet if you need more than a single drink for the day. Instead, you can make your own just as good, if not better even.

 

Just so you know, there are various ways to prepare coffee, but only a handful of them can give you that everlasting post-cup satisfaction that you usually crave. So we put together a helpful guide to share some of the finest rules and techniques to get you the perfect cup of caffeine that aim to rock your taste buds all the way to the moon.

 

 

  • Pick the Right Equipment

 

Now by ‘right equipment,’ we mean the necessary elements of time, taste and expertise. For instance, if you’re a hardworking individual who loves drinking the same cup of coffee every morning, then we recommend the Keurig machines that come with pre-packaged and easy-to-use coffee pods.

 

If you’re a coffee purist or expert, it means you’re one who prefers to adjust the machine’s temperature and try out new styles. For those folks, we would suggest either the a common drip coffee machine or the French press coffee machine.

 

Long story short; just choose an equipment that matches your needs appropriately. Also, be sure to clean your equipment thoroughly by rinsing it with fresh hot water and then drying it up with an absorbent towel.

 

 

  • Buy Fresh Beans

 

Without question, the best brewed coffee is one that is made from beans that are used within the days of being roasted. You can either buy beans from your local roaster or roast them yourself to get the freshest type of beans.

 

Remember to keep your coffee beans away from oxygen and bright light, as these two would immediately ruin the flavor of your beans. Buy your beans from roasters who are conscious of its great quality and ensure that they are sold on vacuum-sealed bags.

 

  • Keep Beans Fresh

 

It is essential to store coffee beans in airtight glass jars or ceramic storage crocks that come with rubber-gasket seals. Do not refrigerate the beans as they can take up moisture and food odors.

 

Flavor experts also protest strongly against freezing coffee, more specifically the dark ones. Ensure that you buy a 5 or 7-day supply of fresh coffee beans and store them at room temperature.

 

  • Grind the Beans

 

Once you have your coffee beans, it’s time to start grinding them. But be advised, coffee loses its quality immediately upon brewing. To ensure the best taste, it is pivotal to brew coffee just a few seconds after the beans have been ground.

 

Coffee enthusiasts usually prefer to grind their beans from expensive mills like Rancilio, Zassenhaus and Solis, but affordable grinders like Bodum and Braun can do just fine.

 

 

  • Use Best Water

 

 

If you’re pouring water with chlorine or off-flavors, then it can easily ruin your coffee. But if you really love your coffee, you would use bottled spring water or activated-charcoal/carbon filters on the taps.

 

 

  • Don’t Use Cheap Filters

 

According to experts from coffee dorks, cheap paper coffee filters make for weak coffee. What you want to do is look out for “dioxin-free” or “oxygen-bleached” paper filters like Melitta or Filtropa. You can also acquire the gold-plated coffee filter like SwissGold.

 

These filters are what give your coffee the best flavor. Just be sure not to grind them too finely, or they’ll let the sediment slip in.

 

 

  • Use the Correct Measurements

 

 

 

The proper measurement for brewing coffee with the right strength is 2 3/4 tablespoons per 8-ounce cup or 2 level tablespoons per 6-ounce cup. Be careful not to use less coffee and hotter water as it would only make your coffee taste bitter.

 

 

  • Mind the Heat

 

 

 

As we mentioned earlier, water that is too hot will make your coffee taste bitter. The reason behind this is because the hot water extracts the compounds in the coffee. Be sure to boil the water at around 200 F and that you don’t let the water stay idle for 30 seconds or so. Also, do not try to reheat the coffee or extend the warming platform unless you’re okay with foul-tasting coffee.

 

 

  • Clean Equipment After Use

 

 

After a few weeks, coffee grinders and storage containers get oily buildup, so it is essential to clean them to remove the buildup. You should use a specialty coffee-equipment cleaner or a strong solution of vinegar to get eliminate any mineral deposits from your coffeemaker.

Author Bio: Laraib Shahzad is a content marketer who specializes in host blogging, email marketing campaigns. She worked with iconic brands like AT&T and other top advertising agencies. She helped hundreds of business owners to define their ideal clients and create a marketing message that speaks directly to those clients.


Samantha hails from Virginia and is a proud wife to a retired Deputy Sheriff and mother to two amazing little boys named Jack & William. A veteran product reviewer; Samantha has been reviewing products for 8 years and offers high quality product reviews with original photography.

Samantha hails from Virginia and is a proud wife to a retired Deputy Sheriff and mother to two amazing little boys named Jack & William. A veteran product reviewer; Samantha has been reviewing products for 8 years and offers high quality product reviews with original photography.

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