After trying a few gourmet coffee recipes, you will find itís
not very hard to make great tasting coffee. But many people
overlook 4 simple steps that will give them a significantly
better cup every time. The following 4 steps will help every cup
of coffee you make taste even better:
Clean Your Coffee Pot
Old oils and soap scum can be left
in your pot from previous batches. This causes a stale taste to
your coffee. Clean your coffee pot with baking soda and water,
rinsing well to avoid any residue.
Use Clean Water
Approximately 98% of coffee is water, so it makes sense to use
the best water possible. Starting with stale water will produce
stale coffee. Likewise, if your tap water is heavily
chlorinated, the coffee will not be at itís best. You may want
to try brewing your coffee with bottled water, or water that has
been purified using either a filter jug or filter tap. The taste
of your coffee will improve remarkably.
Paper coffee filters often release dye, chlorine and
other nasties into your coffee. By using brown, unbleached
filters you can minimise the amount of nasties in your cup. For
the dedicated, stainless steel or gold filters can be purchased.
Use Fresh Coffee
If you can put up with the inconvenience
of grinding coffee beans before each brew, you will notice a big
difference in the taste of your cuppa. Store your beans in a
clean ceramic container, not in plastic or in the fridge. If you
insist on using pre-ground coffee, then purchase good quality
drip ground coffee. Donít reheat your coffee once the water
heated, this will only introduce unpleasant flavours.
following these 4 easy steps, you are bound to notice an
improvement in the taste of your coffee.
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