We all brew coffee on daily basis. it is worth knowing how to avoid mistakes in brewing coffee. Here are some key points:
- Using stale beans: Stale beans can negatively impact the flavor of your coffee. Always try to use fresh beans, ideally within two weeks of the roast date.
- Grinding the beans too early: Coffee begins to lose its flavor and aroma as soon as it’s ground. For the best flavor, grind your beans just before brewing.
- Using the wrong grind size: The grind size you choose will affect the flavor of your coffee. Different brewing methods require different grind sizes, so make sure to choose the right one for your brewer.
- Using the wrong water temperature: The ideal temperature for brewing coffee is between 195-205°F (90-96°C). Using water that’s too hot or too cold can lead to under-extracted or over-extracted coffee.
- Over-extracting the coffee: Leaving coffee to brew for too long or using too much coffee can result in a bitter or burnt flavor.
- Under-extracting the coffee: Using too little coffee or brewing for too short a time can result in weak, flavorless coffee.
- Not cleaning your equipment: Dirty equipment can affect the flavor of your coffee and lead to the buildup of bacteria. Make sure to clean your equipment regularly.
- Using flavored beans or additives: While flavored beans and additives may be appealing to some, they can mask the natural flavors of the coffee and affect the overall taste.
- Using tap water: Tap water may contain impurities that can affect the flavor of your coffee. Use filtered or bottled water instead.
- Leaving the coffee pot on the burner: Leaving the coffee pot on the burner for too long can result in burnt coffee. If you’re not going to drink the coffee right away, transfer it to a thermal carafe to keep it warm without burning it.
Now you know what not to do. In any case, however, to be on the safe, side simply switch to QuicKafe™.