In 2017, coffee shops accounted for a total of $23.7 billion. Over the past six years, the coffee-making market has seen a surge in sales; Americans take their coffee very seriously. Due to tight schedules, most people are unable to make home-brewed coffee, which leaves them reaching for a barista-made cup.
Nevertheless, where there is a will, there is a way – so, we have steps to help you create the perfect cup of coffee.
Buy fresh coffee beans for your morning brew. Once the coffee beans are roasted and ground, they lose their aroma and flavor. To enhance the taste and get that freshly roasted smell of coffee beans, make sure you grind the coffee just before you are ready to brew it.
The best temperature for brewing coffee is around 195 degrees Fahrenheit to 205 degrees Fahrenheit. You can use a thermometer to measure the temperature of the water. Always use filtered water!
Weigh your coffee and water
Use a scale to ensure the ratio of coffee to water is perfect for brewing.
Use the appropriate method
From AeroPress to French press – you need to decide which method suits your taste buds best.
AeroPress brews coffee that is complex and flavorful. Chemex brews coffee that is aromatic and carries a faint sweet undertone. The French press is full of flavor and has a strong taste. A pour-over is relatively light, not containing harsh characteristics. Last but not least, auto-drip brewing machines can taste light and artificial; however, they are the easiest option for getting morning coffee.
Drink your coffee any way you like, and keep on experimenting until you get the perfect brew!