7 tips for brewing a better cup of coffee

Let’s cut the fluff and get straight to the point. Brewing a great cup of coffee doesn’t have to involve a complicated ritual. You don’t need advanced barista skills to make a good cup of coffee. Here are some practical tips to elevate your brew: Quality beans Opt for beans with a recent roast date – dates are often included on the packaging. Freshness does matter, but you don’t need to splurge on exotic varieties. Local roasters often offer quality beans that are freshly roasted. Always support local, when you can! Grind just before you brew Instead of buying ground coffee, invest in a basic grinder and switch to beans. Grind your beans just before brewing to preserve the flavour of your coffee. Match the grind size to your chosen method: coarse for French press, medium for drip, and fine for espresso. Use filtered water Filtered water enhances the taste of your coffee, and it’s clean. You don’t have to splurge thousands on a fancy water purification system —basic water filtration pitchers work well. When it comes to brewing, always measure your coffee and water accurately: Drip Coffee: 1 to 2 tablespoons coffee per 177 ml water. French Press: 30g coffee per … Continue reading 7 tips for brewing a better cup of coffee