When is the last time you had a cup of joe? Did you make it yourself or buy it from a restaurant or cafe? What’s the best cup of coffee you’ve ever had? It’s time to enjoy that fresh taste in the morning again. Consider the following helpful tips regarding your options with coffee.
Do not reheat coffee that has been brewed already. It won’t actually hurt you, but you will not enjoy your coffee as much. The taste does suffer, though. The compounds that give coffee its special taste start to break down as soon as 30 minutes after brewing. This old, reheated cup may come across tasting extra-bitter or worse.
Does your coffee taste the way you want it to? If you allow the machine to heat up, then let it run with water only, your coffee will be better. After an entire pot of just hot water has been processed, begin again using actual coffee. This is also an excellent way to clean the machine.
Do not let air get into the container that you use to store your coffee. When air can get into the coffee, it will absorb odors from the rest of the items in the fridge. If your storage container is not airtight, your coffee can also get contaminated by moisture.
If iced coffee appeals to you, think about making a pot of strong coffee in the evening and letting it chill overnight. Your coffee will already be chilled and will not be diluted by the ice cubes. You may also want to add sugar or milk before you put it in the refrigerator. This will provide you with great iced coffee when you wake up. Read the rest of this entry »