BEACHLY TIPS: HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT CUP OF COFFEE
Winter brings a whole lotta things - the holiday season, warm and cozy sweaters, and chillier mornings! There's something extra special about having a hot cuppa coffee in the morning during the Winter season to kick start your day. Unfortunately right now, heading to your favorite coffee shop isn't necessarily as easy as it used to be. So if you love coffee as much as the team here at Beachly, then this is exclusively for you! Check out these tips on how to spruce up your coffee - aka learning how to make a perfect cup of coffee every morning!
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Tip 1: Wait to Grind. To maintain the fullest flavor, hold off on grinding your coffee until right before brewing. If this is not possible, store the grounds in an air-tight container for the freshest brew.
Tip 2: Rinse Well. Rinsing paper filters with cool water before you brew primes them for filtration and can get rid of tiny impurities.
Brooke's Tip: Fresh whole beans are always the best! And making sure the water you use to brew your cup of coffee is purified makes a huge difference, too.
Tip 1: Prep Well. Rinse your filter with hot water before brewing. Use a high-quality oxygen bleached filter to maximize the flavor of your pour over coffee.
Tip 2: Enjoy ASAP. Drink your freshly brewed, pour over coffee within 30 minutes of brewing. Don’t let coffee it sit in a brewer all day long. Otherwise it will lose the full-bodied, rich flavor from a fresh brew.
Tip 1: Grind it out. If you prefer a sweeter cup of coffee, go for a finer grind when using a French Press. If you like your coffee a bit more rich and bitter, choose a coarser grind for French press coffee.
Tip 2: Measurement matters! The standard ratio is approximately 2 tablespoons of coffee per 6 ounces of water. You can use measuring cups and spoons if you want to be really specific.
Brooke's Tip: Always make sure your grinder is clean before using it in a French Press!
How do you prefer your coffee? Are you more of a hot or iced kinda coffee-lover? What about the methodology - from cold brews to french presses and everything in-between (sometimes a quick Nespresso pod does the trick!). Leave a comment down below and let us know your favorite way to make a cup of coffee in the morning.