If you’re anything like me and can’t function in the morning until that first bit of coffee kicks in, or if you just love the taste and its awesome benefits, then it’s likely that you appreciate the importance of a good cuppa. So how can we achieve the best coffee to kick start our day the right way? We’ve put together five awesome tips from coffee lovers that will guarantee you the best brew of your life – every time.
Keep Coffee Beans Fresh
First things first: There are many things that can affect the taste of your coffee, and how the beans are stored is one of them. If left out in the open, coffee beans can become stale, affecting the taste. Our coffee lovers recommend keeping your beans in a clean, air tight container to avoid this. They should always be stored at room temperature, as refrigerating them or even freezing them can essentially ruin their flavor due to absorbing excess moisture. The fresher the coffee beans, the fresher the taste.
Take It with You
Any coffee lover will know the feeling when you go out and realize there’s no chance of you getting that brew you’ve been thinking about. A good piece of advice is to keep some tasty coffee capsules with you wherever you go, so you can simply make a brew there and then. The great thing about these is that they’re small enough to fit into your bag, meaning you don’t have to carry a huge jar of coffee with you everywhere you go – check them out! Another great tip is to invest in a reusable coffee cup. These are great for the environment and mean you can have a coffee no matter where you are. Some high street coffee stores like American Heroes Coffee even offer a discount for customers who bring their own cup, in a bid to help the environment – it’s a win-win!
Have a Loyalty Card
Speaking of stores, we all have our go-to coffee shop where they seem to manage to make the perfect cup every time. However, often these don’t come cheap, and after a while the money spent on coffee can start to add up. Getting a loyalty card or ‘points card’ can be really beneficial and can actually save you money in the long run. If you’re not sure if your favorite place does them, it’s worth asking at the counter next time you pop in.
Explore New Flavors
It can be very easy to slip into a habit of drinking the same brand of coffee day in, day out, so how do you know what you’re missing? Coffee comes in a range of different types, strengths and flavors and it’s a good idea to try some different ones and see which one you prefer. From bitter to mellow, you may be surprised at how many varieties are available!
Keep it Clean
When making a coffee such as a cappuccino or latte, it may surprise you to know that the cleanliness of the cup can affect how it turns out. If the equipment is not cleaned thoroughly, deposits of milk and coffee can build up, and it can even affect the flavor of the drink. Check out these awesome coffee cups you can get to make your brew even better!
So there we have it. Our five top tips from coffee lovers themselves. Hopefully this has inspired you to go out and explore the glorious range of coffee beans available to you, and you’ll never be forced to have a bad brew again!