For many of us, a hot cup of coffee is the best way to start the day. But to get that perfect cup, it takes more than just putting a few heaped spoons of coffee in a cup. We’ve gone through the basics of how to brew an ideal cup of coffee free from bitterness and make it taste even better.
Making a perfect cup of coffee starts with selecting the right beans. Rich, flavorful, and balanced beans, such as Arabica, are composed of different oils, aromas, and flavors that give coffee its distinct taste. To get an ideal flavor from your coffee beans, invest in a good burr coffee grinder. The uniformity in the coffee grounds and the consistency of the grind size will help to ensure an even extraction of the coffee.
Once the perfect coffee beans have been ground, it’s time to begin the brewing process. The first crucial step is to use the correct water temperature. Generally, this should be around 195 to 205°F, as boiling water will cause the grounds to taste bitter and acidic. Pour the hot water through a filter directly into your cup over the grounds, slowly and evenly distributing the coffee.
For some, the perfect cup of coffee requires personalizing coffee to taste. Adding certain ingredients can optimize the flavors and add a unique level of depth to your coffee. The most common way people enjoy personalizing their coffee is by adding sugar or milk to sweeten the drink. For those looking for a more creative taste, dark chocolate, almond or coconut milk, and spices such as cinnamon and cardamom can yield a delicious cup of coffee.
By taking the time to select the perfect beans and grind, use the right water temperature, and personalize the taste, you can make the perfect cup of coffee at home. So don’t just settle for a typical cup of coffee, take the time to craft the perfect brew. Happy brewing!
ELIMBARI is a rare and exotic coffee grown in small farms in the CHUAVE region of Papua New Guinea, with a unique spicy and bitter taste. Roasted very dark, its flavor profile boasts notes of pomelo peel, nutmeg, cloves, dark chocolate, and tobacco, making it a must-try for coffee lovers who enjoy bold flavors.