Many people think that making a cup of black coffee is simple. All you have to do is fill the coffee maker with however much coffee grinds you need, add water and press start. Well, that may be the process in a nutshell, but to make a truly fresh cup of coffee there is more work to be done. It begins with buying the coffee beans and doesn’t end until the first sip. Follow our lead, and discover how great coffee can be.
The way to a fresh cup of coffee is having fresh coffee. To keep your coffee as fresh as possible before brewing, you need to store the beans in an air tight container in a dark cool area. Many people think that storing coffee beans in the freezer is the best place, but unless you are storing them for long periods of time it is best to keep in a cabinet.
Notice that in the above paragraph we mentioned keeping the BEANS in a cool and dark place. Grinding the coffee beans too early can cause the grinds to become stale and lose flavor over time. If you want the freshest cup possible then grind the beans just before brewing. This may be more time consuming, but you will notice your coffee tasting better.
Another integral part of fresh coffee is the type of water you use. A lot of us use standard tap water. That is fine if you are looking for standard coffee, but for that extra kick you will want to use the purest water possible. Here at LiveLoveCoffee we recommend using triple distilled water. If you can’t find distilled water the next best would be purified water. Doing this cuts down on the unwanted chlorine and minerals that can sour the taste of your coffee.
The last and maybe most important part of making a fresh cup of coffee is to make sure you have a clean coffee maker. You can find tips to cleaning your coffee maker here. Having a clean coffee maker allows the water to stay as fresh as possible and keeps the brewed coffee fresh. Make sure you keep the insides of your coffee maker as clean as possible.