HOW TO MAKE GREAT COFFEE
Anyone can make a great cup of coffee. The ingredients as
well as the equipment to make it possible aren't that
hard to find. Here are a few tips that people should
remember when preparing coffee.
1. The first thing is to buy a good coffee maker.
They are available in appliance stores, major food
stores, even online. Do some research first about the brands
to get an idea of the features and benefits, and price of each one.
2. The most important ingredient in making good coffee
is the coffee bean. Top recommendation is to buy whole
beans so they can be ground just prior to use. This may be
tedious but there's a big difference you'll soon
appreciate and like.
3. Water that comes out of the
faucet or the plastic container has a certain taste. It's influenced by the
water supplier's filtration and treatment process
that makes it safe for people to drink.
Sometimes traces of the treatment chemicals, like chlorine,
can be detected in the brewed coffee. Using distilled
bottled water can solve that problem.
4. One way to
make coffee taste better is to use
stainless steel or gold mesh filters. This is a major
improvement from the disposable paper ones that contain
bleach, chlorine and dyes that may also affect the
flavor. These are quite expensive, but you can still
make good coffee using paper filters - buy the kind that are
5. A rule of thumb for brewing is that there should be
two tablespoons of coffee for every 6 ounces of water.
The ground coffee should be spread evenly in the coffee filter.
6. Coffee can be reheated if it gets cold. The best way
to do this is by making sure it reaches 175 degrees. Of
course, the need for reheating can often be avoided be pouring
your hot freshly brewed coffee
into a stainless steel Thermos bottle to keep it warm.
7. The coffee pot should be cleaned regularly. Using
soap and water can do this but if there are still
remnants after washing, use
vinegar or baking soda for a complete cleaning
(Instructions usually come with the User Manual).
It isn’t that hard to make a good cup of coffee. It just
some time to look for a coffee machine and the
that will provide the rich taste you
the Big and Smaller Coffee Shops make their Coffee
The seemingly endless
competition of big and small coffee shops and cafés all
boils down to one thing, how they make their coffee.
Because coffee is
the primary product of a coffee shop, it's imperative
that the coffee served consistently meets the high standards of the
Not only is the taste being judged, the presentation,
the excitement and the experience that it gives and
creates in the customer serves as the basis for how well
their products will be received. Consider the
decorating, layout and lighting of a Starbucks store,
Classic combinations like coffee and sugar and coffee
and cream will never be out of the picture, but
since people are looking for an adventure with every
cup, many coffee shops experiment with different
brews to create a sense of anticipation on the
part of their customers.
Trying out different flavors like hazelnut, nutmeg,
cinnamon, chocolate, milk, honey, and other flavors that
could boost the smell of the already aromatic
pure coffee can brighten a person's day.
Blending coffee with different bases also creates a
different texture. Blending coffee with different
ingredients like ice, jelly and colas also gives boring old coffee a different kick.
And there's no reason why you can't
experiment with your own coffee making at home. All of
those flavorful and aromatic ingredients are readily
available in local shops and from gourmet sources
Follow the advice in this website and you'll have your friends and family
eagerly responding to your next call of
"Anyone for Coffee?"
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Did You Know? -
Back in the old days, coffee was served to revitalize
travelers coming from a very far journey. It was served
to rejuvenate both the spirit and the flesh. The news
that the traveler may have brought would be better told
if the bearer had energy of body and spirit.
In modern times, coffee serves more than the purpose of
invigoration. For some people, it is a form of
relaxation. A way to slow down after living life in the
fast lane, a way to take things slow after running after
dreams and goals.
For many people it's a social ritual that bonds
friends, family and future friends together. Any way you
put it or take it, Coffee makes people come together in
different places, in different ways. Thanks to
frappuccino, java, mocha, latte, espresso, and even iced coffee.