Are you looking to upgrade your home coffee game? Many coffee enthusiasts are upping their standard cup of instant coffee to fresh coffee at home, but how can you take that a step further?
The flavour of coffee is impacted by many things throughout the process, but regardless of preference, here are our top five tips to make sure the coffee you brew at home is the best it can be!
- Fresher is always better
The fresher the coffee, the better the taste! Therefore, keeping your beans fresh helps to ensure the last cup is as good as the first. Use an air tight storage container to store your beans, we recommend the Espresso Gear Vacuum Can 500g.
- Change up your brewing method
A great way to experiment with home coffee brewing is trying new brewing equipment. Some great and very accessible examples to try are the Aeropress and the V60 – both upgrades to the regular Cafetiere/French Press. The addition of a paper filter creates a much more evenly extracted, less bitter coffee.
- Grind fresh
Beans are best! We offer a range of domestic coffee grinders at price points to suit everyone’s needs, but we recommend the Wilfa Coffee Grinder for home use. If the smell alone of freshly ground coffee in the morning isn’t enough then this step will create the most noticeable change in the flavour of your coffee.
- Filter your water
Probably the best kept secret to a better brew. Filter jugs such as those made by Brita are easy to use and easily available. They strip away unwanted hardness from the water and leave behind the essential minerals needed to enhance flavour. If keeping your kettle free from limescale isn’t enough to persuade you, then the brighter, cleaner coffee flavour might.
- Measure up
A seemingly faffy step but a great way to ensure precision and consistency in your brew. Invest in an inexpensive set of gram scales to weigh out your coffee and you’ll be able to replicate the same recipe over and over. This is when the real coffee geekery starts and you can work out the best ratio of coffee to water for you.