It’s not always easy to find the perfect coffee, and everyone’s tastes and preferences are different. Some people swear by dark roast, while others love a lighter version. Coffee comes in a range of different strengths and it can be made in many ways too. 

If you’re wondering how to get a better-tasting coffee for yourself and your loved ones, read on because this article will help you.

Make Sure You Use Quality Beans

Some people are happy to drink something cheap and cheerful, as long as they experience a caffeine buzz. The temptation for cheaper dark roast coffees might be strong but if it tastes like dirt or burnt rubber you’ll soon want something better! Always buy coffee from reputable sources so that you know what quality of bean to expect.

It’s worth investing in high-quality coffee that will give your drink a rich, smooth flavor and aroma. If you’re looking for the best coffee beans there are helpful websites that can help you find them. You can choose what best suits your coffee machine or French Press, and learn about decaffeinated coffee and the different beans.

Grind The Beans Yourself

The problem with instant coffee is that the coffee beans have already been ground and they may have been sitting around for days in a shop. This will make it far from fresh and at its optimum quality. A coffee grinder will allow you to grind your own coffee beans and enjoy them with greater intensity and flavor. If you want coffee that’s bolder, richer, smoother, or just tastes better all-around then grinding your own coffee beans can provide this for you.

There are four main types of grinders – blade, burr mill, conical, and flat burr mills. The most common type found in homes is either a blade or burr mill grinder.

Use Filtered Water Instead Of Tap Water

The issue with tap water in coffee is that it will have a different flavor and potentially have an unpleasant aftertaste. This is because it contains chlorine and other chemicals that keep it safe to drink.

Filtered water is one of the most important ingredients in making good coffee, so get a filtered water pitcher and use it to make your next cup. It’s best to store filtered water in the refrigerator, ready for use. It’s not uncommon for some types of filters to leave an unpleasant aftertaste, which means you’ll need to check it before deciding if filtered or bottled water is best for you.

Add Natural Sweeteners If You Don’t Want To Add Sugar 

Not everyone wants sugar in their coffee because it can affect the taste – and because it’s also bad for their teeth. Sadly, sweeteners can have a sweet aftertaste. Maple syrup is nutty with a deep flavor that compliments most coffee. Coconut palm sugar can make your drink sweet without having any negative effects on the other flavors in your coffee.

Stevia is an all-natural sweetener made from the extract of the leaves of a plant. It grows in Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Argentina. It’s calorie-free but does have a slight aftertaste so you may need to try it first. Honey isn’t just for breakfast anymore because you can add some to your coffee too. Try honey or maple syrup –  honey has a lighter taste and is sweeter than sugar.

Experiment With Different Types Of Milk And Creamers

People who avoid dairy products often use things like almond milk. It’s made by soaking almonds in water and then blending them into a milk product. It has fewer calories than regular milk because it does not have any added sugars or fats. 

Coconut milk can also be used for coffee but many people prefer to only use it on oatmeal. It doesn’t need to be refrigerated because of its high-fat content so there’s no chance of spoilage. There are also vegan options such as soy creamer which contains whey protein and vegetable glycerin.

Don’t Over Brew

If you do this, you’ll over-extract the flavor and body out of your coffee. This will make it taste over-saturated with bitter flavors. You could also end up with a cup that’s too sour or even burnt tasting.

As you can see, there are many exciting ways you can improve the flavor of your favorite beverage. Why don’t you go shopping now and try some of these things out? You may be so delighted with the results there will be no turning back. Both you, your family, and your friends will all enjoy the difference.


Published on Holr Magazine