Coffee can be your best friend who’s there for better or for worse in your daily routine. And because we all know how the routine can be – you might forget about the amazing taste of the coffee. That’s why we’ve prepared this article for you with tips to make your coffee game better. Also, Coffee Dorks is here to help you choose the best coffee maker.
Try to pre-warm the mug.
If you usually pour your coffee, you might also know that temperature is everything. You have your kettle, and then you pour your coffee into the cold mug. We wonder what is that – disappointment! What you should do is to pour some hot water into your mug before you add water to the beans and filter. The water should cover a third of the cup and should warm the walls just enough for you to get a fresh start of the day. Your coffee will get to keep the temperature (and flavor) a long time.
Don’t boil the water
200 degrees is the temperature that the coffee should be made at. If you do boil the water, wait a bit after pouring it on your beans for it to cool down, perhaps about 20-40 minutes. This way, it will have some time to lower the temperature and get to 200 degrees, or at least around it. Don’t forget – patience is all you need.
Make the most out of your beans
We all have something we keep for special occasions and just don’t want to waste. It’s not the case with beans. Use them, because if you wait longer than you should, they’ll lose the flavor. And no matter what you do, do not freeze them. And don’t forget about them either.
The perfect ratio
There’s a general rule that says that a 1:16 ratio of coffee to water is perfect for classy beans (the one you buy from an independent coffee roaster). You should also measure it. We think that 22 grams of coffee for 352 grams of water is the perfect amount for a good ratio. This means about three tablespoons of coffee for every 12 ounces of water. Or ¼ cup of coffee for every 4 cups of water. It really depends on how strong you want it to be.
Wet dem filters
When it comes to coffee machines, it’s always important to bear in mind to wet the coffee filter before putting the beans in it, because filters have a flavor and if you’re pouring water out of nowhere, all you do is get rid of that flavor. A damp filter will do its job and hold tight of the surface of your machine – slips, and mishaps can be forgotten. Just don’t forget to wet them first.