We all like good coffee. Although they say there are many ways to prepare it, there are also thousands of things that can spoil it. Sometimes it’s not about the espresso machine or the grinder because it got stuck and left the coffee too thick. We have to accept that we are the ones who prepare a bad coffee, whether accidentally or not.
Do you want to prevent it from happening again? then you must redeem your sins before the holy coffee bean. Confess your negligence and approach the path of salvation by reading our practical guide with the most common mistakes that make the difference in your cup.
Don’t spoil your coffee maker
“Why should I clean my espresso machine/press if it doesn’t get dirty while I use it?” bad coffee makers say. If you let the used ground coffee accumulate, you don’t clean the filters or do preventive maintenance, the bacteria could infect your coffee and give it a bad taste.
Don’t worry about keeping your coffee
If you’re the kind of guy who just closes the coffee package with a clip, you’re doing it all wrong. To preserve all its flavor and aroma, you must store it in an airtight container, away from sunlight and air. When coffee is stored incorrectly, it oxidizes.
Don’t grind the grain immediately
There is an indisputable maxim when preparing coffee: you must grind the bean just before putting the coffee on the machine. If you don’t have the time or money to do it, consider buying ground coffee as fresh as possible.
Don’t worry about doses
The truth is that coffee/water proportions vary depending on the consistency you want and the type of coffee and machine you use. However, the most common average is to use 70gr of coffee for every 1ltr of water. Please don’t even think about adding several types of coffee or spices if you don’t know what you’re doing!
Choosing water is also essential. 98% of a coffee cup is made up of it, so its influence on its taste, so please, don’t use water without mineralizing.
The same goes for sugar and milk. Use warm milk, with enough foam. Also, moderate the sugar, so you don’t turn your cup into a candy.
Don’t think about the temperature
The logic of a bad coffee brewer is this: if the coffee takes 3 to 5 minutes at medium temperature, it will take 1 minute if I do it at a high temperature. How simple it is!
Well, no, dear ones. We know you’re in a hurry to get to work, but that’s not why you should burn your gourmet coffee. The temperature of the water should reach approximately 90°C (194°F), just before its boiling point. When you filter the coffee, let it rest. Serve it when it reaches a temperature of 65°C (149°F9) and waits two minutes for it to drop to three degrees. That’s the ideal temperature to take it.