Good coffee does not guarantee a good cup of coffee. But with a few simple tips, you can be sure to get the best out of your coffee.
Oxygen is coffee's worst enemy; as soon as you open the pack, the essential oils in the coffee begin to oxidise and the taste slowly deteriorates. Keep the coffee in its original packaging, seal it well and place it in an airtight container. Store the coffee in a cool, dry and dark place – even light affects the quality of coffee. Keep coffee away from heat sources such as the stove, as it can absorb moisture. Storing coffee in the refrigerator can be a small plus, but not with foods that have strong odours such as cheese and onions.
2. Opt for a white filter
Use bleached white coffee filters when brewing. Filters bleached with oxygen (not chlorine) are environmentally friendly. Unbleached, brown filters release particles, leaving the coffee tasting of cardboard. The filter can mean the difference between a good and a bad cup of coffee.
3. The right amount
Approximately 7 g of ground coffee per cup (125 ml water). Don't put too much coffee in your coffee maker as it will only make it taste bitter. Want a stronger, more powerful coffee? Change to a more dark roast type.
4. Clean and fresh water
98.2% of a cup of coffee consists of water. Therefore, the quality of the water has a direct impact on the taste of the coffee. Always use fresh, clean and cold water. Empty the water compartment of your coffee maker before brewing fresh coffee. Also, make sure to rinse the compartment regularly.
5. Clean your coffee maker regularly
Limescale, milk residues and fat from coffee can clog up the coffee maker. This will impair the taste and may also affect the performance of the coffee maker. In addition, bacteria may form over time.