You want to start your morning with a cup of French Press or Espresso? But you make some common mistakes during coffee brewing. So, you can’t make it happen, right? Does it sound like your story?
Then, this write-up will show you some regular Coffee Brewing Mistakes that happen frequently.
7 Coffee Brewing Mistakes That You Should Avoid
#1 Not Using Of Boiling Water
Using not hot enough water and picking the wrong type of cup can be the most common coffee brewing mistake. It diminishes half of the coffee thirst. Use boiling water (around 195°F and 205°F) and pour your coffee into a stainless steel mug or pre-heat your cup before pouring to preserve the taste and aroma of coffee.
#2 Don’t Clean Coffee Brewer
If you don’t clean up your coffee maker properly after using it, then the device will get clogged, and contamination can occur. It will also ruin the actual taste of your coffee.
So, try to regularly clean up your coffee machine to make it free from contaminants.
#3 Not Using Of Freshly Grounded Coffee
Sometimes too long pre-ground or minute coffee lowers the fragrance and flavor of the coffee. So go to the shop, try to buy in whole coffee and grind your own coffee beans.
Try to use fresh seeds as it will ensure the texture and quality of the coffee. Don’t use the wrong grind.
#4 Don’t Use the Correct Coffee Brewing Device
Not using the right coffee brewing method also has a regular mistake done by many people. So you should select the right coffee brewing device to make your coffee perfect.
#5 Don’t Follow the Standard Coffee-Water Ratio
Maximum people don’t know the measure of how much coffee requires to make per cup. Instead, they put more coffee and make it bitter or use less amount, makes it watery. Putting around 1-2 tablespoons of coffee for every 6 ounces of water considers as the standard measurement for coffee. And you should also pick the right types of coffee seeds.
#6 Preserving Coffee in the Freezer
Putting coffee in the freezer can cause loss of its freshness. Then sometimes, it will suck up unwanted moisture and get stale.
Try to store coffee beans in a dark and cold place at room temperature to preserve the roasted flavor for a long time.
#7 Not Using Improved Sugar and Milk
Adding sugar and milk can be your personal preference. But you should know which type of milk and sugar consider as perfect for making different varieties of coffee. Using skim milk and white sugar can reduce the taste of the coffee.
Instead of white sugar, use brown sugar as it makes coffee tastier. Because of the molasses, brown sugar contains high minerals.
Now you will able to overcome your regular Coffee Brewing Mistakes. So enjoy your time with a cup of perfect coffee.
I’m Louis Huynh & I’m the guy behind COFFEE MINISTER. In my blog, I share my expertise and help you with your coffee-struggles. I can read coffee like the back of my hand and brew it like it is in coffee shops.