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How To Make Coffee Guide

If you want to learn how to make coffee like they make it at your local Starbucks thn you need to read this article. We are going to show you some very easy to follow steps that will enable you to brew a perfect cup of coffee in no time.

To get the best of your brewing you need to know what kind of a coffee you like to drink and how much time are you prepared to put into learning how to make coffee.

If you don’t have the time to do the grinding and brewing itself, you can always use a one cup coffee maker such as the new Keurig b155 coffee maker from Green Mountain Coffee.   There you can also buy great gourmet coffee beans from all over the World.

Our tip: focus on local origins (Kenya, Costa Rica, Colombia, Jamaica etc.) and choose the Arabica coffee beans as the Robusta has a slightly bitter taste that most gourmet coffee drinkers try to stay away.

Before we go into coffee making you need to know if you really want to drink gourmet coffee you need to know several basic coffee facts.

Coffee gets characteristic flavor from roasting. The length of roasting is the most important thing to consider when buying the coffee beans for your home or office.
The longer the beans are roasted, the more oil comes out of them, and the less acid and caffeine remains. 
  How to make coffee basic steps are:

1. Coffee beans Storage

2. Coffee Grinding

3. Temperature and water quality

4. Choose the best coffee machine

5. Measure the coffee amount

6. Enjoy the fresh brewed cup of coffee

1. Coffee Storage

Make sure to protect your gourmet coffee beans from heat, light and also moisture. Store your coffee beans in an air-tight compartment, or keep it in original bag rolled tight. You can also store coffee in a cool dark place or in the freezer for the best preservation.

2. Coffee Grinding

Using the appropriate coffee grinder provides you with the supreme coffee experience. Prior too grinding make sure to grind just as much coffee as you need for 1 brew cycle. Or else it will oxidize and coffee will loose its flavor. The experts propose a burr coffee grinder over a blade grinder mainly because it gives you better consistency. Best coffee grinders are so called conical burr grinders which are best for grinding flavored or oily coffee.

Important: Use a coarse grind for a coffee pot, medium grind for a cafeteria (French Press), medium to fine for a filter drip machine and espresso grind for an espresso machine.

3. The quality of water

The quality of water is very important for the overall taste.

Why?  

A cup of coffee consists of 92% of water. And the difference in water quality can be very big. If you use tap water make sure you let your tap run a few seconds until it cools to its lowest temperature. If your drinking water is not nearly perfect, you really should filter it or buy bottled. Never use distilled water as the taste of your coffee will not be of high quality.

Our tip: The best temperature for brewing coffee is between 195 to 215 degrees Fahrenheit.

4. Go for the appropriate coffee maker

To brew a cup of fine coffee you must choose right coffee machine to go with your coffee. You can buy many different types and models. You can choose espresso coffee maker, cappuccino machine or any coffee maker that lets you make your own coffee. There are also several single serve coffee makers that will deliver the results.

From our experiences the best coffee beverage comes from manual drip coffee machines, French press pot, or from a vacuum pot. The electric drip machines can do the job. But you need to buy the appropriate coffee maker as there are many cheap coffee machines that do a poor job. Personally I like Bunn coffee makers. They are expensive, but they make great coffee.

5. Measure the amount of coffee

Our advice: use several spoons of ground coffee for each five to six ounces of water. Obviously you can adapt that to your particular taste and coffee drinking style. Keep in mind that some coffees are stronger than others. So you need to take that also into account.

  If you need to treat yourself royally, use Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee which requires more coffee grounds than others.

 6. Enjoy the fresh brewed cup of coffee

If you want to get the most out of your coffee, than drink it while it is still fresh. I like to drink it in my favorite coffee mug and while it is still very hot.

This is all you need to know on how to make coffee. Remember to drink  while it is still fresh.Once you know how to make coffee you can try countless ways of coffee brewing. 

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