With so many different types of coffee out there, choosing the right one can be a bit overwhelming at times. Many people often wonder where to start when it comes to making their own coffee. The following article will help you determine what kind of coffee drinker you are and which blends are suited for you.
If you want great coffee at home you have a couple choices. You can invest in either an espresso machine, or one of the new single serve coffee makers. The espresso machine will require a bit of a learning curve as you learn to properly brew espresso and steam milk, but can be a great way to impress your friends.
Have you ever tried drinking ice cold coffee or cappuccino? This is a good way to get the caffeine you need while drinking a refreshing beverage. You can either use instant coffee, mix it in cold water and add some ice or put some coffee grounds in a fine filter and place it in a glass of cold water.
Does your coffee get stale because you cannot drink it fast enough? You should store it in an airtight container. Put your weekly dose of coffee into a smaller container and keep it in your freezer so it stays fresh. Store the rest of your coffee in a larger airtight container and open it only when you need to refill your smaller container.
Seek out coffee grounds that have not had any pesticides near them. The chemicals are easily absorbed by the coffee plant from the soil it is grown in. Organically grown coffee is going to naturally taste the best when you brew it.
To make the best coffee, you need the best water. Coffee tastes much better if you use bottled water instead of tap water for your coffee. As an alternative to using bottled water, you could purchase a purifier that attaches to your faucet. This won’t be quite as good as bottled water, but it is still a better alternative than straight tap.
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.
Always consider how much coffee you plan on having as you measure out the water and coffee grounds. Standard measuring cups hold eight ounces of liquid, but traditional coffee cups max out at six. The best ratio is two tsp. of some ground coffee to every six oz. of water. Measuring cups end up giving you watered down coffee.
As was stated in the beginning of this article, choosing the right type of coffee for you can be a bit difficult if you don’t know what you’re dealing with. Make sure to use the tips and tricks provided in this article to help you make an informed decision the next time your looking to purchase some java.