Hopefully your New Year's Resolution for 2021 wasn't to give up drinking coffee. I think we all need it now more than ever! If you really want to drink coffee that tastes amazing, there are some tips and tricks you should follow to make sure your brew will blow your taste buds away!
1. Treat Yourself: It's okay to give yourself permission to splurge sometimes. One indulgence you can try is buying whole bean coffee. It's best from a dedicated roaster, but if you can’t find a local coffee roaster in your area, you can still make high-quality coffee at home by purchasing whole bean coffee and grinding the coffee beans yourself. Why whole bean coffee? Compared to ground coffee, whole bean coffee is fresher and more flavorful.
2.Grind Only What You Need: Fresh is best, so only grind what you'll be needing for immediate use. To store what is left of the beans invest in an Airtight Stainless Steel Coffee Bean Storage Canister. This will filter out harmful CO2 emissions that occur naturally in coffee beans and keep your beans fresher longer.
3. Keep It Clean: Coffee beans have oil so if you don’t wash your coffee pot then the oil will affect the coffee's flavor. You may not notice it at first, but the build up will affect the taste and leave that burnt aftertaste in your mouth. And no one wants that!
4. Filter it: When you think about it, most of your cup of coffee is just water so why not use the best water you can? Using purified water is one of the best things you can do for your morning cup. In some places, tap water is pure enough to use for brewing, but in most places, you’ll want to use water that has been through home filtration or bottled water.
5. Mix It Up: If you like a little kick to your coffee consider changing the flavors. Most people keep bottles of flavored syrups to try new flavors depending on the day, but if that's not your thing there are alternatives. You can try stirring pieces of chocolate into your coffee or topping your coffee drink with whipped topping and ground cinnamon or nutmeg.
There's sometime no better way to get your day going than a great tasting cup of coffee. If you fee like you need an extra boost this time of year, then follow these tips and your taste buds will definitely thank you for all the extra time and effort!