Gourmet Coffee 101 How To Brew Your Own Gourmet Coffee At Home

Eidolonai January 31, 2018

More and more people are switching to gourmet coffee instead of regular or instant coffee and for pretty good and tasty reasons. Regular and instant coffee is all too common and the taste is also pretty ordinary for regular coffee drinkers. Gourmet coffee on the other hand can give you a very rich, smooth, coffee experience that can make you feel that you are truly getting the benefits of coffee. Coffee can jumpstart your day, give you energy, keep you alert, and give you antioxidants. Plus they just simply taste and smell great to coffee lovers.

Enjoying a cup of gourmet coffee starts will basically the same procedure as regular brewed coffee in the morning. However, there are differences when it comes to certain important aspects. First of all, the coffee beans used in a gourmet cup of coffee comes from reputable coffee bean suppliers. When you head out to their stores, you will already know that they are the experts in coffee and that they sell only the best coffee beans. Some lesser known suppliers will knowingly pass off regular coffee to customers as gourmet coffee. Another indicator is the price. Gourmet coffee is being sold at a premium price, because of its premium taste and the cost of getting it from its source. Gourmet coffee beans are sold as whole beans and should be vacuum-sealed. The type of coffee bean that is used in gourmet blends is the Arabica coffee bean. This type of coffee has a bold and intense flavor despite having lesser caffeine content than its counterpart, which is the Robusta coffee bean. Robusta has a slightly bitter taste and higher caffeine content. Arabica beans grows for 4 to 5 years before it can be harvested while Robusta takes 2 to 3 years another reason why Arabica is more sought after and why it is more expensive.

Upon purchasing your gourmet coffee beans, use and grind only whatever you need to. Do not grind everything and store it for future use. A fresh brew is what generally defines a gourmet coffee because the taste of Arabica will really shine through only through a fresh brew. The beans that you will not use yet have to be transferred to an airtight container and stored in the refrigerator to keep its freshness.

With this information at hand, you can be sure that you will now be able to make one gourmet cup after another in the comfort of your home. It is also important to keep your coffee making equipment clean at all times. Especially if you use it frequently, make sure you clean it as frequently as possible as well. Do not reuse coffee grinds and filters as this can greatly affect the taste of your next cup of coffee. It is also important to rinse your paper filter first before using it as the small fibers in the filter can create an unpleasant and recognizable taste in the coffee. With the right ingredients, it is easy to make a satisfying gourmet coffee brew in the comfort of your own home.

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