When it comes to making coffee, there are some hidden tips and tricks we might want to follow in order to take our coffee to the next level. For many of us, coffee is more than just a morning drink, a part of our everyday routine. For us, coffee is an art, and in order to make the most out of every cup, we need to master every aspect. However, there are some essential coffee tips and tricks we might not be aware of, and that we will be sharing with you right now.
Take the Time to Pre-Warm your Mug
We know that temperature is one of the most important aspects that come to play when making coffee, and this is true regardless of how we are making it. If we like pour-over coffee making, we might want to think twice before serving our morning doze in a cold mug. Instead, we should take the time to pre-warm the mug by adding a little of hot water into it. Filling it up a third and letting the hot water warm the mug for a couple of minutes will help us keep the temperature and flavor of our drink longer.
Don’t Serve with Boiling Water
Another important aspect to consider is the temperature of the water we will be using to brew our grounds. If we serve our coffee with boiling-hot water, we should let the water cool down for 20 to 40 seconds instead. This will help the water reach a nice 200 degrees, which is the ideal temperature for brewing. This is particularly useful if we are using a French press or Chemex.
Don’t Hold onto Your Beans Too Long
As coffee lovers, it might be hard to resist the urge to try out different roast and beans from different countries around the world. Also, visiting local coffee shops and getting a bag of their own beans may sounds as an enticing trip. However, we shouldn’t wait long before we drink that coffee or it will be too late. If we save them for a special occasion, we will end up ruining those beans, as we will get further away from the roast date. After a couple of weeks, coffee beans tend to taste like cardboard, and that is the last thing we want.
Damp your Filter before Putting the Grounds
Last but not least, one of the most underestimated yet essential coffee tips and tricks we should always consider is getting the filter wet before we pour or coffee grounds in. Whether we notice it or not, all filters have a flavor, which ends up affecting the taste of our coffee. In order to avoid this, we should damp the filters with some water before actually putting the grounds in it. This will also help the filter stay in place, holding tight to our machine, and preventing any mishaps from happening.