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Some say that coffee is an addiction while others swear by its many health benefits but those of us that desperately rely on coffee to get us through the day know that coffee is just pure love in a steaming cup! If you can relate to that statement and are a coffee lover then these five tips for making that perfect morning brew is meant just for YOU.
More Coffee Doesn’t Make Your Coffee Stronger
Although it may seem like the logical conclusion, the idea that more coffee is equal to a stronger brew is wrong. After a point more coffee only means a bitter and bad taste which isn’t any stronger in effect than a standard cup of coffee.
Universal Standard for How Much Coffee to Use
It may vary a bit depending on the kind of beans used and your personal preferences but there is an universal standard for making a pot of coffee. A pot of coffee that can serve twelve cups usually requires approximately 2 ounces or 57 grams of coffee beans. You can also use 1 tablespoon for every six ounces of water used. Slight deviations from the standard may produce slightly different results but just don’t stray too far away from the general standards. Some manufacturers recommend using double the standard amount but the effects are most likely going to be different only in bitterness, not the actual strength of the coffee. In case you need a stronger dose of caffeine (like me) just try another kind of bean or roast.
Use a Nespresso Machine without the Guilt or the Cost
It is possible to get that perfect Nespresso coffee in the morning without harming the environment which at one point in time was thought to be impossible. Thanks to coffee pods like these Nespresso capsules from Gourmesso! Not only are they cheaper than the standard Nespresso coffee pods but these actually turn into pure soil after composting. The Gourmesso coffee pods also come in more varieties than the standard Nespresso pods and includes a decaf variant for those that love coffee but hate the irritability which caffeine is infamous for.
Mineral Water Vs. Distilled Water
You may want your water to be bottled because pure drinking water does make for the best cups but here’s the catch; it cannot be distilled water. Tap water that is fit to drink can work just as well but a bit of experimentation is needed especially since hard water can damage your Nespresso machine over time. Coffee tastes awful without the minerals that are generally found in purified drinking water so be careful and don’t end up using distilled water. If you are a true coffee enthusiast then you probably know this part already but just in case you are using bottled water for making your morning coffee brew, be sure that the product is actually listed as mineral water.
Store Your Coffee Beans at an Ideal Temperature
Make sure that the coffee beans are stored in airtight mason jars because the original flavor can degrade fast when the beans come into contact with the outside air for even a tiny amount of time. When you are using coffee pods for your Nespresso machine or any other coffee machine preservation is easier as they come sealed by default, however,, even those sealed coffee pods need to be stored in a cool, dark place and away from direct sunlight.
The perfect cup of morning coffee is not something that you can get to right away without experimenting with your beans, pods, machines, water, proportions etc. quite a bit. Never fear though, you will get there in time!