When it comes to office coffee, the most common cause is that the beans or brewed beverage is old. It's also possible that the sort of coffee you're brewing isn't compatible with the method you're using. Keeping the coffee hot for a long period of time is also a common cause of bad-tasting coffee.
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I'll show you how to prepare a cup of coffee at home using the five essentials. In terms of equipment cleanliness, this is what we're going to be looking at.
Water will be the second item on the list. Do you have a high-quality water supply? The last thing we'll take a look at is the grinding size, and how that grinding influences time.
Should you allow the oily residue to accumulate in your brewing apparatus? In fact, it adds little to enhance the flavor. It will not improve your cup of joe.
Coffee is an oily material, which means that if you don't remove the oils from your cup, they'll become rancid and lend more bitterness to your brew, which is something we don't want. So the first step is to ensure that your coffee equipment is thoroughly cleaned, and that will naturally improve your home brewing.
Water is the second topic. This is a hard topic in coffee because water varies so much over the world, even within cities.
In light of the fact that a coffee cup contains on average 98% water throughout the brewing process, it is imperative that we use high-quality water. In other words, if you feel like everything else at home is in order, why not try using a different type of water?
If you've only ever used tap water, why not try filtering your water, or why not acquire bottled water of a different type? It's possible that simply changing your water can boost your home brewing results.
The second consideration is the ratio, which refers to the amount of coffee you use in relation to the amount of water you use. In order to make amazing coffee at home, finding a method that can be repeated is an easy step. For a long time, I had no idea how much water to add to the coffee I was brewing, so I just guessed and hoped it would produce a good cup of joe.
Instead of guessing at how much coffee and water I used, I was able to precisely track my consumption and so ensure that I was brewing a consistently excellent cup of coffee at home.
For the first time, I'd start with a 15:1 ratio, which means 15 grams of water to every one gram of coffee. You can play around with that ratio, converting it to, say, two teaspoons of coffee to every six to eight ounces of water.
If you want a stronger cup of coffee after brewing it, reduce the ratio to 14 to 1 or something similar. In order to make it milder and more approachable, you can reduce the alcohol content from 32 to 16 parts per 100 milliliters.
Your grind is the next topic on the agenda. If you have a grinder that doesn't offer you the same particle size, you may end up with bits that are too big and others that are too fine, which can have a negative impact on the quality of your cup of joe. That grind will almost certainly not provide a flavorful cup of coffee.
So, for home use, I recommend getting a decent conical or flat burr grinder; they are wonderful for getting consistent, good coffee every time you brew at home. The other thing we'll do with the grind is to keep an eye on the particle size.
In other words, if you brew your coffee and experience an unpleasant drying sensation, it's likely that your grind is too fine, and the water will not pass through as quickly as it should. If the cup tastes too light or sour, it's likely that your grind is too coarse, so go ahead and make the grind finer next time you brew.
Finally, we'll touch on the subject of elapsed time. This means that for most brew methods, such as the pour over or the conventional coffee pot, you should aim for a brew time of between three and four and a half minutes.
So, if your brew took two minutes, chances are you won't have a fantastic cup of coffee, and if your grind takes too long and it's six minutes and still dripping, you should definitely make your grind a little finer. Once you've tasted it and found that it's a bit bitter, return to the grinder and increase the coarseness a bit.
If you can only focus on these five simple things, you will be able to do the following: I hope that was useful.
Maintain the cleanliness of your tools. The quality of your water, your ratio, and the quality of your grinder. Then you'll just have to keep an eye on the clock.
You'll be able to make better coffee at home if you follow these steps.
I hope this information was useful to you.
Other Questions about Coffee
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).