It's possible to brew cafe quality coffee in your own kitchen. Brewing a better cup of coffee isn't difficult.
There's no better cup of coffee, just the simplest version of what you preferred. Some love their coffee rich, dark and thick enough or does one prefer something brighter, more of a medium roast that does not overwhelm you with bitterness?
Perhaps a light-weight coffee with some cream and sugar is your preference.
With that preference, you'll start to enhance it until you hit on a home-brewed cup of coffee to your liking. I still spend my days at the cafe, working and enjoying coffee I didn't make. I can still enjoy an excellent cup of home-brewed coffee.
Similarly with food preparation, you will use better quality ingredients and it’s true of coffee too.
Most ready-ground coffee exceeds their optimum shelf life of one week. Using good quality whole- beans with a good grinder, grinding yourself just before brewing are essential.
Now having a decently economical grinder to freshly grind your coffee, depending on your taste preference which beans do you have to buy?
For lighter, brighter coffee, a light-weight or medium roast. For darker and richer coffee, a dark roast.
Whole-bean coffee with proper storage will last up to 2 months without any difference between the fresh new beans.
You have a decently good grinder and good beans, how to prepare and produce a reliably good cup of coffee whenever you brew?
Plenty of experiments till you are satisfied with the brew that you prefer, and keep notes of your recipes for future reference.
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Other Questions about Coffee :
Where can I rent a coffee machine?
OCM (OnCoffeeMakers.com) was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link).
In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years:
OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM
OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM
Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with.
Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops:
OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more.
So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates:
For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube
For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG
For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN
PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).