Coffee lovers know the secret of choosing the right blends. It’s not something which comes immediately. It takes tasting and developing a taste for particular blends and then finally choosing one which you love best.
Around seventy percent of the coffee is Arabica while the rest if the more robust Robusta. Arabica is a sophisticated coffee with lots of flavours and nuances. It’s also more expensive because any changes in weather conditions can deeply affect the Arabica crop. When compared to Robusta, Arabica is used most of the time because of its highly developed flavour and smooth taste. Robusta on the other hand has a strong earthy flavour. It’s used in espresso blends because of its strong flavour.
The following are some ways to get the best coffee in those take away coffee cups.
Look for a roast date
For someone who I a novice at choosing coffee, the best by date might be enough. But the pros know they should be fooled by it. They prefer to know the roast date. This is because coffee tastes best till one moths after it has been roasted. After that it would start losing its flavour and doesn’t have the same aroma or taste.
Avoid buying pre-ground coffee
The recommended method for brewing coffee is grounding it just before you brew it. This goes for getting coffee from baristas as well. If you are planning to get your coffee in a take away coffee cup then make sure its ground and brewed right in front of you.
Make sure you search for the best roasters and coffee makers
The key is to be adventurous and taste a variety of coffee before you settle for the one which taste you like best. Not everyone brews the same coffee. There are obvious variations in taste and flavour. You need to find a blend which is perfect for you. For this you need to make sure you taste a variety of coffee. Look for different roasters and coffee shops in your area.
Brew fresh coffee every time
If you are making coffee at home you need to keep things in mind. Choose water which is fresh and clean. Avoid using distilled water. It just doesn’t make the best coffee. Drinking water is fine as long as it’s fresh. Keep the following in mind when brewing your own coffee
- Make small batches of coffee and try drinking it fresh. The best thing to do is brew small batches instead of brewing a huge kettle of it. If making smaller batches throughout the day isn’t your cup of coffee, you should invest in a good carafe.
- Instead of brewing coffee in automatic coffee makers try manual brewing. The result is a much better tasting cup of coffee which you can drink at home or put away in a take away coffee cup.
- Good coffee doesn’t come from adding copious amounts of creamers or sugars. That’s more like a sweet concoction. Great coffee is one that is brewed to perfection with as little additives as possible.