For a change, a good cup of Coffee would be nice. It does take some time and some energy to find a great cup of gourmet coffee these days. If you do know of a perfect coffee shop, you are one of the lucky ones. But, did you know that you can make a nice cup of coffee on your own from home?
Here are some simple steps that you can take to produce the perfect cup of coffee every time.
1. The Quality Of Coffee:
Start with quality. One of the most critical aspects of coffee drinking is the grade of the coffee that you start off with. If you have a favourite flavour, then purchase whole beans in that flavour. If you can do this, it will allow you to get the freshest coffee accessible.
Best Coffee Beans You Get At CCD:
Mysore Royal Flavor Powder: A premium coffee powder with flavours of bitter chocolate and caramel with a whisper of rich fruit, with flecks of sweetness, makes you feel like royalty. (Price: Rs.210 for 200gms)
Colombian Supremo -- Single Origin Flavor Powder: Selectively handpicked from small family owned farms high in the Colombian Andes. Abundant rainfall, cloud cover and soil conditions conspire to create these large and aromatic beans hailed as the highest quality of Colombian coffee available.
Best Coffee Beans You Get At StarBucks:
Sumatra Whole Bean Roast: Like the lush Indonesian island of its origin, this spicy coffee stands alone. Full-bodied with a smooth mouthfeel, lingering flavours of dried herbs and fresh earth, and almost no acidity.
Veranda Blend Whole Bean: In Latin America, coffee farms are often run by families, with their homes on the same land where their coffee grows. This flavour speaks an ode to the best of the leisure and wonder of Latin America.
2. Grind Away To Unlimited Possibilities Of
Grind away. Purchase a quality coffee grinder. Some of the best grinders available today are easy to use and easy to clean up. By grinding your coffee beans, you’ll be able only to grind what you need, meaning that you will have complete freshness in your coffee.
Best Coffee Grinders:
Hario Skerton Ceramic Mill: The Hario gets the job done — it turns beans into grinds, it’s cheap, and it’s portable. However, it’s not going to meet the demands of espresso lovers or high volume consumers. While it has adjustable conical ceramic burrs and is dishwasher safe, the settings are not marked.
Baratza Encore: The Baratza Encore is an automatic conical burr grinder, complete with a storage bun on the top for all of your coffee and a capture container for the ground coffee at the bottom. It sports over 40 different grind settings, and as far as automatic grinders go, it’s relatively affordable at about $130 at Amazon.
Capresso 560 Infinity Grinder: The Capresso Infinity is an affordable automatic burr grinder that’s even more affordable than most others in its class. It comes in at $89 at Amazon, sports a conical steel burr grinder at the top of a storage container for all of your beans, and a grind catch at the bottom for the ground coffee you plan to use.
3. Store It The Right Way
Store It Right And Tight. It is very fundamental to store your coffee tightly. Air oxidizes the coffee and can make it to get bitter quickly. Metal canisters can also enable a metal taste to get into the coffee, making it taste bad.The top solution is for a plastic or ceramic air tight container for your coffee and coffee beans. Also, store it at room temperature because the moisture in the fridge or freezer can make it go bad faster.
4. Getting To The Process -- Coffee Maker And The Make
The Maker. The coffee maker that you use is also critical. No matter what style that you go with, you can get a good cup of coffee out of it if you take the essential steps to keeping it fresh. For example, you should insure that the coffee maker is kept clean after each use. In fact, you’ll need to make sure that you detail clean it, with the assistance of vinegar, every so often as well. Your preferences will ultimately determine which style of coffee maker you will use. Make sure that it uses a permanent filter in it. Following options will help you get the best deal
Philips HD7447/20 920-1080 Watt Maker: It is the best drip coffee machine by Philips. Most of us want quality products and reliability of big companies. This product is the combination of both qualities. It comes up with 1.2 litre capacity of making coffee which is too good for huge families.
Morphy Richards New Europa 800-Watt Espresso and Cappuccino 4-Cup Maker: Morphy Richard Europa is currently second best coffee maker in India with all its features and performance. It is also bestseller product on Amazon.in in espresso machines category. It has the capacity of making four cups of coffee at once.
Morphy Richards Fresco 800-Watt 4-Cups Espresso Maker: It is another espresso machine by Morphy with little differences in the design. It has lightweight in weight than above model. Morphy Fresco has to overheat protection and temperature indicator dial.
5. The Water You Use In Making
Even the water that you use is central to the quality of the coffee you will get from it. It is essential that you use water that is free from chlorine and minerals. Often, using bottled water rather than tap water will augment the quality of the coffee. Also, keep the water nice and hot. A proper temperature for the water is about 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
Supply The Right Amount. It is also central for you to use the right quantity of coffee beans and coffee grounds in the maker. Too many and you will have a very strong cup of coffee and too few will make it be too weak. Follow the directions provided by the coffee producer for the best cup of coffee. Lastly and probably the most vital aspect of getting a great cup of gourmet coffee is to make sure to enjoy your coffee when it is hot and fresh. Most restaurants are told to keep coffee for less than thirty minutes, but at home, the best coffee is the coffee that hasn’t sat for more than twenty minutes.
Happy Coffee To You..!!
(Sources : Starbucks India, Cafe Coffee Day, BestBuys, ChicagoTimes)