Ah, coffee! There is nothing like the aroma of a freshly brewed cup of coffee wafting through the house. However, even if you start off every day with a cup of joe, there is always more to learn about this amazing beverage. Keep reading to learn something new about coffee.
It is a bad idea to let coffee sit on a hot burner after brewing. Keeping the heat on will cause your coffee to “cook,” and will ruin its freshly-brewed flavor. Instead, unplug your coffee-maker or other appliance, or transfer the coffee to an insulated pot to keep it hot.
Take note of the water you’re using to brew your coffee. Sub par water will have a negative impact on the taste of the coffee. You should also try and use water that contains minerals. If you do not do this your coffee will come out tasting very bitter.
Get a simple coffee grinder. Grinding your beans just before brewing leaves aromatic, flavorful oils intact and makes coffee taste fresher. Also, you can change the coarseness if you want to change up your style. If you rather not have a separate machine, get a coffee maker that has a grinder built-in.
If regular coffee no longer provides you enough caffeine, consider brewing espresso. This does mean you will need a different piece of equipment, as your regular coffee maker likely cannot do it. Espresso machines are typically expensive though, and the intensity of the caffeine levels is too much for some. Try espresso a few times somewhere else before making this commitment for your home.
Coffee is the fuel that keeps you going through a long, hard day, but you may not have realized just how amazing coffee can be. Now that you have read this article, you should have a new appreciation for this remarkable drink. The next time you are enjoying a pot of coffee, think back on this article.