50 Ways to Make the Best Coffee of Your Life

50 Ways to Make the Best Coffee of Your Life

Posted by Belle on July 17th, 2021

Small and simple changes that you make to your coffee preparation have an incredible effect on your final cup of coffee. We’ve put together a list of 50 different tips that you can try today. What’s more, we’ve even grouped them into beginner, enthusiast, and expert.

Brewing coffee at home doesn't need to be difficult, and with the right techniques your home brew can be just as delicious as the coffees served in our caffes. Follow these 11 simple tips, and you'll be on your way to improving your home brewed coffee!

A big part of what makes coffee smell and taste so complex and delicious is the presence of aromatic compounds in roasted coffee beans. Immediately after roasting, these compounds begin to escape from the bean in a process called degassing — taking a lot of flavor with them! After 8 days, up to 70% of those compounds will be gone. As time goes on, you lose more flavor, and are left with stale tasting coffee. Grinding coffee will make this process happen faster; exposing more surface area of the bean makes it easier for the compounds to escape.

Using only fresh coffee and grinding right before you brew will help ensure you get the most flavorful cup out of your beans! Consider a coffee subscription service to enjoy freshly roasted coffee delivered right to your door. In fact, all Caffe Luxxe coffees ship to you directly from our local roastery in Los Angeles!

Many of us have heard of the simple rule of using 2 tablespoons of coffee for every 6oz of water. And while that recipe (or similar recipes) can definitely be used to brew coffee, they lack the precision to take your brewing to the next level. Different coffees and blends can have a wide difference between been size and density, so a tablespoon of one coffee might actually weigh significantly less than a tablespoon of another coffee. Using a scale lets you measure by weight (instead of volume), which helps make sure that no matter what coffee you’re using, you know exactly how much of it is going into you cup. changed.

The amount of coffee you use in relation to the amount of water you brew with is what determines how strong or weak a cup of coffee will be. The more coffee you use, the stronger the cup, and the less coffee you use, the weaker the cup. So how do you know how much coffee to use? The best way to think about it is as a ratio between the amount of coffee used to the amount of water used. For our House Blend, we use a ratio of about 1:12 (35 grams of coffee to 400 grams of water) to help accentuate its chocolate sweetness and silky body, For our Single Origins, we recommend using a ratio of 1:14, which helps to highlight the more delicate flavors and acidity.

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