Coffee Snob Disease

Eidolonai November 6, 2017

Coffee, Coffee what a wonderful thing. There is nothing like waking up in the morning to the smell and of coffee in the air and the sensation of that first sip. If you are like me it seems as if, the longer I drink coffee the more I enjoy it. But along with the enjoyment I have become picky about my coffee as well. I guess this is not a bad thing but it sure can get annoying sometimes. There is nothing worse than ordering a cup of coffee at your local coffee shop and having to toss it out as you walk out the door because it tasted like swill. Since I have acquired this coffee snob disease it has forced me to learn a little about what makes a good cup of coffee.

Having taken time to break down the elements that separates a good cup of coffee from a bad cup of coffee, I have narrowed it down to three things. Temperature, extraction time (or brew time), and water quality. Now I know there are some other variables involved here, such as bean quality, coffee freshness, and the coffee grind but for the sake of this article lets stick with strictly the brewing elements.


If you have had the privilege of tasting the same coffee at brewed at different temperatures then you understand this variable very well. It is a amazing that a coffee brewed at 185 degrees can taste completely different than the same coffee brewed at 198 degrees. By having a brewer that you are able to adjust the water temperature opens up another world for the coffee connoisseur.

Extraction Time:

This is the actual time that it takes for the coffee to brew. A lot of times if coffee brews too fast it will leave a sour taste in your cup. If it brews to long it can cause burnt or bitter notes to be present. By controlling this variable we can achieve a wonderful cup of coffee.

Water Quality:

If you have bad tasting water you are going to have bad tasting coffee. The way to correct this is to make sure your water is properly filtered or use bottled water when you brew your coffee.

On my quest to find the best cup of coffee possible I stumbled upon a coffee brewer that is capable of controlling these three variables. It is the Breville brewing system made by Keurig. This brewer allows you to brew one cup at a time using the k-cup coffee technology. Not only can you brew one cup at a time you can adjust the water temperature. Another feature is you can control the extraction time by having four cup size options 6oz, 8oz, 10oz, and 12oz..This allows you to deliver the exact volume of water each and every time your coffee is brewed. This ensures the brew strength and taste is to your liking every time. Last, but not least, this machine comes with 60oz water reservoir that includes a water filtration system. This filtration system improves the taste and smell of your water guaranteeing that you will experience the best tasting coffee.

If you are ready to experience coffee shop quality coffee from the comforts of your own home. Then I would recommend doing some research online about the Keurig K Cup Brewers and about K Cup coffee in general. You will not regret it!

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