How to Make Delicious Coffee at Home 

There’s nothing quite like a freshly brewed cup of coffee. The aroma, the flavor, and the warmth can perk you up in an instant. But why settle for subpar coffee from your regular morning routine when you can make something truly delicious at home? With just a few simple steps, you can brew the perfect cup of coffee that is sure to please all your senses. 

Choose Your Beans Wisely 

The first step to making excellent coffee is selecting the right beans. Arabica beans are generally considered to be best because they have a sweet, nutty flavor and are low in acidity. When buying whole beans, make sure they look clean and uniform in size and color. You want to avoid any beans that are dull or discolored as this could affect the taste of your coffee. If possible, buy organic beans since these will have fewer pesticides than non-organic ones. 

Grind Just Before Brewing 

Once you’ve chosen your beans, it’s time to grind them into grounds for brewing. Grinding releases essential oils from the beans which add flavor and aroma to your cup of coffee. As such, it is best to grind your beans just before brewing so that these oils don’t evaporate over time. Depending on the type of brewer you use, there may be different settings for grinding levels so make sure you adjust it accordingly for optimal results. 

Use Quality Filtered Water 

Another key component for making great coffee is using high-quality filtered water like Brita or Pur filtered water instead of tap water which may contain impurities that can affect both taste and smell of your brew. Also try not to use too much or too little water during brewing; measuring out how much water you need will help give you consistent results each time while also ensuring that all grounds are properly saturated with water allowing their flavors to infuse into the final product.  

Making delicious coffee at home doesn’t have to be complicated or intimidating; all it takes is choosing quality ingredients, grinding fresh grounds just before brewing, and using quality filtered water during the process. Keep in mind that even small adjustments such as varying grind levels or adding different additives (like sugar or spices) can drastically change the flavor profile of your brew so experiment until you find what works best for you. With these tips on hand, now you can easily enjoy a perfectly brewed cup of joe every single morning without leaving your house.

While there are fancy attachments for the water faucet to filter water, I use the basic Brita that filters water and stores in the fridge. We just have to remember the last person to use it for their coffee, needs to put more water in it and not put it back empty. Ha! Please note that if you purchase from clicking on the link, I will get a tiny bit of that sale to help keep this site going.

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Retro Espresso Cups… just what the new kitchen ordered

We are always hunting around for the ‘latest’ in retro or vintage looking coffee items. There aren’t many of the old favorites being reproduced so when I find something the whole household gets excited. While we have a nice collection of items on shelves and on the table for looking at… you know, ‘atmosphere’, what we really want is items we aren’t afraid to use. It’s a whole house of clumsy fingers so anything of value is put out of reach.

Last weekend we found these ‘vintage’ looking espresso cups. The site they are offered through was a new find for us as they sell all kinds of retro items that are made today in yesteryear’s designs. Sadly, we have to wait for these little cups and saucers just a bit longer as they are out-of-stock. The site, Retro Planet , does have many other fun items to look through till the cups come back into inventory.

Retro Planet says:

* Made of Designer Stoneware
* Microwave and Dishwasher Safe
* Includes 4 Cups with Matching Saucers
* Includes 1 Cup and 1 Saucer of Each Color:
– Light Green
– Light Blue
– Orange Red
– Brown
* Cup Measures: 3 Dia. x 2H inches, Holds 4 oz.
* Saucer Measures: 4.5 Dia. inches

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