Want to brew great coffee? Here are 3 simple tips that will make a difference in every single cup you drink.
Clean Coffee Pot
Great coffee starts with a clean coffee pot and this will make a world of difference in the taste of your coffee. Old oils from previous batches of coffee and soap residue left on the pot makes coffee taste bad.
Baking soda and water work well for cleaning coffee mugs and pots. Just be sure to rinse extra good so no residue is left behind.
Clean Filtered Water
You can’t make great coffee unless you use clean filtered water because that will affect the taste more than anything.
Coffee is 99% water so use bottled or clean filtered water free from chlorine and other minerals because it will affect the taste of your coffee.
Using stainless steel or gold mesh filters instead of paper coffee filters will also make your coffee taste better. Paper coffee filters release dyes, chlorine and bleach that affect taste. If you insist on using paper coffee filters, buy the unbleached, brown filters.
Use Fresh Quality Coffee
Quality coffee costs more but will consistently produce better tasting coffee. For great coffee results use quality, whole bean coffee and grind the coffee beans just prior to use.
You might think it’s an inconvenience compared to ground coffee, but once you taste the difference you’ll never go back. If you still want to use ground coffee, make sure you use a good, drip grind coffee.
Use 2 level tablespoons of coffee per 6 ounces of water and this can be adjusted for individual taste preference. Make sure to spread the grounds evenly in the coffee filter so full brewing is achieved.
Drink your fresh coffee right away for the best flavor. Coffee flavor breaks down quickly if left on a heat source. Coffee should never be reheated or microwaved.
A clean, preheated, coffee air pot or stainless steel Thermos will keep coffee hot for about an hour without hurting the flavor.
If you follow these 3 simple tips, every cup you brew will be great coffee.