Many people think it’s hard to brew a good cup of coffee, but really it’s pretty simple. Patience and skill are all you need to make a cup of coffee that will knock your socks off. The following article may not give you patience, but it will give you the skill to create good coffee.
Use airtight containers to store your coffee. Oxygen exposure causes coffee to taste awful. Bulk coffee bags are also a bad choice, as they lose flavor fast after they are opened. The valves on those bags are designed to let air come out after cooling from the roasting process.
Only grind whole coffee beans right before you brew your coffee and no sooner. Beans start to lose flavor immediately after being ground. Don’t grind your beans before you brew if you want to drink good coffee.
You should make sure to clean your coffee pot every time you use it so that any residual flavors do not tarnish the taste of it. There are oils that will stick to the coffee pot over time. Many people do not notice the difference, but true coffee lovers will be able to tell right away. Read the rest of this entry »