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How to Become a World-Class Coffee Maker

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Are you one of those shut up and get me coffee kind of people? This quarantine has shown us, coffee addicts, how hard it is to live without the perfect cup of coffee every day. It would be fair to assume that you woke up missing the high quality, overpriced coffee you used to get at your favorite coffee shop every morning. However, this pandemic has proved that you do not need a barista to serve you the ideal cup of morning coffee because brewing your own coffee is not that hard. 

You will not believe how much money you will be saving once you master the art of making a cup of coffee that satisfies your morning cravings. Plus, becoming a real, hardcore coffee addict is all about understanding how to store your beans correctly, which coffee brand offers the best beans in terms of quality and taste, and how to make the perfect cup of coffee every single time you need your caffeine fix. Here are a few steps that will help you become a world-class coffee maker without spending half of your salary. 

Choose and Store the Beans Carefully

The first thing you need to do to become a professional coffee maker is to understand which coffee beans are the best on the market. This needs time, research, and experience, so don’t be afraid to go out there and buy small amounts of different coffee brands until you find the perfect taste. You may end up wanting to buy two kinds of coffee beans, one for the afternoons and a stronger kind for the mornings, that’s up to you.

Just keep in mind that coffee loses its flavor very quickly, which is why you need to make sure to buy fresh coffee beans and make sure you store them in airtight containers away from moisture, heat, and direct light to get the perfect cup of coffee every time. You can even keep them in your freezer and take some out whenever you crave a cup of coffee. 

Decide on the Equipment You Want to Use 

There are many fancy and expensive coffee makers available online that will help you get a good cup of coffee every morning. However, the pleasure and satisfaction that comes from making your own cup of coffee every morning from scratch are priceless. You will need a grinder for your beans — you can buy a basic one— and you might want to get a machine to help you froth the milk for macchiatos, lattes, and cappuccinos.

If you decide to handle your beans from A to Z then buying a milk frother will just make things easier for you. You will find plenty of advice and tips that will help you enjoy the perfect cup of coffee by roasting coffee beans yourself. After mastering the art of coffee making, you can decide to buy a coffee machine to be able to control the grinding and brewing process better. However, if you want to do things manually, then you are going to need to decide on how you want to make your coffee. Whether you want to use a Turkish coffee maker, a Moka pot, or a French press, it’s completely up to you. 

Pay Attention to the Small Things 

There are two very important things to pay attention to when it comes to making the ideal cup of coffee: the water and the temperature. You don’t want the water to ruin the taste of the expensive coffee beans you just bought, roasted, and ground. Ready-made coffee is expensive because professionals use filtered or bottled water to ensure that your coffee tastes good, and you should do the same.

You will also need to invest in expensive filters because cheap filters can enhance the flavor of your coffee. Finally, you need to make sure you get the temperature right. The perfect cup of coffee is boiled for a few seconds after it reaches a certain temperature, depending on the kind of beans you’re using, otherwise, it will taste sour and bitter, so keep a close eye on the temperature. 

It will not be easy to master the art of making the perfect cup of coffee every morning, but it’s definitely worth it. Don’t be afraid to go all out and try every kind of coffee ever made. Feel free to try those local, underground coffee brands, and learn about the different coffee making tools and techniques.  Read about the different types of coffee and their exact ingredients, and make sure you understand the milk-to-water ratio needed to make your favorite drink. Give your caffeine addiction the attention it deserves and be a proud world-class coffee maker!

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