Making Coffee Like A Barista At Home

Open that coffee bag and take a deep, slow breath. The aromas of freshly roasted coffee beans at the height of their freshness not only tingles one’s soul but also warms the soul as well. What lays their before you on your counter is the chance to come up with the ideal cup of coffee. However, it’s not just about popping the cork and then pouring the contents down your throat. In between that morning cup of joe and the delicious coffee bean products used to make that coffee is the process of brewing.

In fact, that’s why we’re here. Making coffee like a pro at home.

Storage

First and foremost, coffee beans are best enjoyed between two to fourteen days after being roasted. Ensure you purchase specialty coffee beans that have a roast date labeled on them. Stop buying that stale grocery store coffee and make sure to buy fresh-roasted beans. Anyway, back to storage, moisture and heat are the greatest enemies to freshly roasted coffee beans so watch carefully where you store them. If you want to retain their freshness you need to keep them in containers or sealed bags in a dark and dry place such as the kitchen cupboards. Don’t put them in the fridge or freeze them.

Grinding The Coffee

The best time to start grinding your coffee beans is right before use and they should be used within fifteen minutes. Making coffee at home will definitely require a bit of grinding knowledge alongside many other things. Most of which we’ll try highlight in this article. Grinding your coffee bean will accelerate the aging process and they’ll proceed to remove flavor quickly. Grinders with the most consistent grinds are ideal for beginner coffee brewers. Each brewing technique requires its own size grind. For instance, French Press needs a coarse grind while Espresso requires a fine one.

Water For The Coffee

Use filtered, fresh water when brewing your coffee. The higher the water quality, the better tasting your end product will be. The water temperature you should use should measure between 190-200F. If a thermometer is something you don’t have then we advise you brew thirty to forty-five seconds after the water has boiled. Gooseneck kettles usually provide greater control of the water flow.

Coffee: Water Ratio

In order to make a consistently delicious cup of joe every morning, you might want to consider employing the use of digital weighing scales to measure your coffee and water ratios. A coffee to water ratio of 1:16 is the best way one can start. This translates to one gram of coffee per every sixteen grams of water. Getting the ratios right is vital if you want to make great tasting coffee.

All in all the best way to get all the knowledge you need is by experimenting as much as you can. If you’re really interested in making coffees at home then you should get a coffee subscription, knowing what works for you and what doesn’t can sometimes involve a lot of trial and error. Each coffee bean product contains its own specific flavor profile. You have to know what to tweak to make things better. However, don’t worry. With a little time and practice, it will all come to you.

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