You don’t have to pay fancy prices for barista-quality coffee. You can make it yourself by becoming your own barista. Just follow the tips below:
Use only the purest water: Coffee, espresso included, is mostly water, so it stands to reason that the purer the water, the better the finished beverage will be. If you don’t want to use bottled water, invest in a purifying filter for your kitchen tap.
Invest in an airtight coffee container: According to the Coffee Association, coffee should be kept away from excessive air, moisture, heat, and light. To keep your coffee at its freshest, once you open the package of beans or ground coffee, move it in an airtight glass or ceramic container and keep it in a cool, dark location. Ideally, you should vacuum seal the container after each time you open it.
Don’t let it chill out: People used to believe that keeping coffee in a refrigerator or freezer was good for it. That simply isn’t true.
Buy in small quantities: Purchase only enough beans to last a week or two so they don’t become rancid before you use them.
Preheat your cups: To keep the heat and flavor contained, preheat your coffee cups by filling them with hot water while the coffee’s brewing.
Following these simple steps will guarantee great coffee every time!