To end this coffee week in which celebrations take place around the world, we want to defend the art of good coffee at home. Because we love a good cup of this simple but, at the same time, complex infusion, and we believe that it is worth following some basic tips to taste it as it deserves. There is nothing like good coffee at any time of the day, but there are also few things worse than bad coffee.
There are many ways to prepare a quality coffee, depending on the customs of each culture, the high-end coffee maker used, and personal tastes. It is clear that having a good machine is an important first step, and we can invest all the budget that we want to afford, but it is not the only thing to consider. In fact, our country is full of cafeterias riddled with professional machinery from which come drinks that are laxer than coffees. Don’t let the same thing happen to you at home!
- Buy good natural coffee and forget the roast
There are different varieties of coffee, but the most consumed in the world are two: arabica and robust. Arabica contains less caffeine and provides a softer coffee with fruity aromas. The robust ones have more body, are somewhat more bitter, concentrate a greater amount of caffeine, and are usually perceived as stronger in flavor. You can also find mixtures of both varieties in different proportions.
- Bet on coffee beans
The coffee begins to release its aromas from the moment it is ground, thus losing flavor. In addition, contact with the atmosphere, air, and light will affect you more. It is a shame to buy good coffee that, in a few days, will have already lost part of its aromas and its body due to being ground too early.
- Always look for the freshest coffee
It is not only convenient to grind the beans at the moment, but it is also recommended to buy the freshest coffee possible. The less time that has passed since it has been harvested, dried, transported, and roasted, the better. That is why it is better to trust professionals who are truly specialists, who treat the coffee they sell with the care it deserves.
- Adapt the degree of grinding
To adjust perfection much more, it is necessary to pay attention to the degree of grinding. With the grinding of the coffee beans, what we seek is to facilitate the extraction through the infusion, so it must be different depending on the method of preparation. The great professional baristas know its importance and master it perfectly since a variation of the setting in the coffee machines can drastically change the quality of the cups.
- Pay attention to the water
The other fundamental ingredient to prepare a coffee is water, and we should not take it lightly. It is the base of the infusion and should be of the best possible quality, as bad water can spoil any preparation. And you should never use hot water to speed up the process, and it must be gradually heated so as not to affect the natural infusion process.