Now that it’s so easy to stop at Starbucks and buy the perfect cup, few people are motivated to attempt brewing coffee in their own home. This article can help you make coffee shop quality coffee at your own home.
Use Stevia if you don’t like using sugar or if you are dieting. Because Stevia uses all-natural sweetening ingredients, it is a healthy way to lighten up your coffee without adding glucose or calories. It can be found in fine grocers and health food stores.
To enhance the natural flavors of any type of coffee, try brewing it in a traditional French press. The paper filters in a drip-style coffee maker absorb the flavorful oils in coffee. A French press doesn’t have filters, but it has a plunger which forces the beans to the very bottom. The oils stay in the brew making for richer coffee.
Airtight containers are the best place to store coffee. Overexposure to the air may compromise the taste and texture of your coffee. Don’t use plastic bags with valves. They are not airtight. They only let air escape after roasting to let them cool.
Will you serve coffee to visitors? You should try decorating the lattes you make by yourself. With a bit of practice you can impress your guests. Use milk with melted chocolate and keep practicing when you make your coffee.
Be mindful of the type of water you are using to brew your coffee. Poor quality water will make your coffee taste lousy. You will want to brew with water that has minerals in it instead of distilled water. Otherwise, your coffee runs the risk of tasting bitter.
As previously mentioned, making delicious coffee that rivals Starbucks can be hard if you aren’t sure of what you’re doing. If you use the tips above, however, you may be shocked at the results of your next coffee brewing session.