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A good cup of coffee in the morning can set the mood for the whole day. Morning coffee at a cafe or at work makes a difference. But making coffee at home doesn’t have to be difficult, and with the right techniques, your homebrew can be just as delicious as the coffees served at your favorite café.
Abdul Sahid Khan |, Head Trainer at Lavazza India gives us simple tips to help you make your own perfect cup of coffee each morning, from the comfort of your home. Scroll down to see them!
1. Use whole bean coffee and grind it fresh
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The benefit of using whole beans is having the freshest cup whenever possible. Not only can you drink your coffee at the time you choose, but you can also grind it to the texture of your liking. Another benefit is that you avoid consuming coffee that has been exposed to oxygen, moisture, and handled by other people. The aroma and flavor of fresh beer are remarkably tempting; therefore, the best part of using whole beans is that you get a coffee-like coffee at home.
Using only freshly brewed coffee and grinding it just before brewing will help you get the tastiest cup of your beans!
2. Keep coffee beans fresh
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Always store opened coffee beans in an airtight container. Glass canning jars or ceramic storage jars with rubber seals are a good option. Refrigerating coffee beans is not ideal (roasted beans are porous and easily absorb moisture and food odors). Optimally, buy a five to seven day supply of fresh beans at a time and keep them at room temperature.
3. Use a scale
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If you want your coffee to be as tasty as possible, use a scale to measure your ingredients. Using a scale is one of the reasons coffee shops always seem to serve better coffee than we make at home. Therefore, it is vital to use the scale at home to make cafe-style coffee.
To prepare your coffee to perfection, it is important to maintain the relationship between the amount of coffee used and the amount of water and, for that, the scale plays a key role. The precision a scale offers for your daily preparation not only increases flavor and balance once; it drives them every time.
4. Water quality and adequate temperature
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Did you know that 98.5% of the coffee made is just water? This means that the quality and taste of the water play a very important role in the taste of your brewed coffee. If the water you are using tastes bad or has an odd odor, your coffee will be too. Using purified water is one of the best things you can do for your morning cup of tea.
To extract the best flavors from your coffee, the water you use to brew must be at the optimum temperature: between 195 and 205 degrees F. Much of the pleasant acidity and different flavors that we love in our coffees would not appear. in coffee brewed with water at 195 degrees F. Conversely, water above 205 degrees F will cause many more bitter flavors to be extracted from the coffee. Brewing between 195 and 205 degrees F will bring out the sweetness and complexity of our coffees without extracting unnecessary bitter flavors.
5. Keep your equipment clean
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Regular cleaning of your coffee machine has many benefits, including general hygiene and improving the taste of your coffee.
Diffusers often accumulate old and burnt coffee, which affects the taste by giving it a sour, bitter or metallic taste. Rather than letting your coffee machine collect grime and grime, cleaning it every night after a day’s work will help regulate the build-up.
Clean your storage containers and grinders every few weeks to remove any oil build-up. At least once a month, run a strong solution of vinegar or coffee equipment cleaner through your coffee maker to dissolve mineral deposits. Rinse well before using again to make the best cup of tea every time.
Remember to follow these tips next time for cafe-style coffee at home!
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