We’re lucky to live in an age where some of the world’s fanciest methods for making coffee are accessible to even the most casual coffee drinkers. You can find high-end French presses, Moka pots, pour-over gear, espresso machines, frothers, and all sorts of other coffee-related goodies in stores and homes all over the world.
All of these gadgets make damn good coffee. They also take a really long time to do so.
If you’re like the majority of the population, you don’t have the time, energy, or patience in the morning to babysit your coffee. There’s too much else going on. So those Moka pots get pushed to the back of the cabinet or only used on weekends.
At Regular Coffee, we think you deserve an exceptional cup of coffee every morning. And regardless of the type of brewing system you use, there are several things you can do to make this happen.
Read on to learn how to maximize the flavor of your brew even if you’re pressed for time.
Much like a delicate soufflé or fancy cocktail, coffee is complex, and getting it just right involves a lot of factors. It may sound silly to consider things like the type of water you use or how you store your beans, but trust us — your coffee will be better for it. Here are some simple changes you can make to your speed up your process without compromising flavor.
Check for a roast date on the package, and don’t buy it if you don’t find one. You typically want to use beans that have been roasted within the past two weeks. Of course, if you’re using Regular Coffee, you’re already on top of this — your shipments will always arrive at the height of freshness.
Excess oxygen can negatively affect the flavor of coffee beans over time. Therefore, most craft coffee is sold in bags with a one-way valve to let air out but not in. Before closing your bag of coffee, be sure to squeeze out any excess air — something you can’t do with a can! (Again, Regular Coffee has you covered in this area.)
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You should use filtered water, like from your refrigerator’s filtered water or a filter pitcher, to get the most out of your coffee. Hard water that contains lots of minerals doesn’t bond well with coffee as it dissolves, which means you’ll get a weaker brew. Mineral-heavy water also tends to build up in your coffee maker, so you have to clean it more often. If you’re using a brewer with paper filters, try wetting the filter before you brew. This will help eliminate any “papery” taste in your coffee.
Discover your preferred coffee-to-water ratio and stick to it. This is easiest to do using a digital scale and measuring your coffee by weight. It will, of course, involve some trial and error up front, but you’ll save yourself guesswork and time in the future. Once you figure out the perfect amount for your best cup of coffee, don’t deviate!
For the richest possible flavor, experts recommend you buy whole beans and grind only the amount you need just before brewing. This may seem a little “extra,” but it’s the best way to get the most flavor out of your coffee. Coffee beans start losing flavor minutes after they’re ground, so whatever you can do to maximize that freshness will improve your beverage. Even if you grind your beans the night before to put them in your programmable drip coffee maker (we get it, time is extremely precious in the morning!), you’ll still be rewarding yourself with a more robust flavor than what you can get from pre-ground coffee.
At Regular Coffee, we’re here to help streamline your mornings and maximize your time while still delivering one heck of a good cup of coffee. Whether you use ground coffee, whole beans, or even reusable K-cups, we have a subscription that’s going to be just right for your taste buds, your preferred brewing method, and your morning sanity.
Because we only offer one type of bean and one roast, we put all our time and attention into getting that product exactly right. We meticulously source and roast our 100% Colombian coffee, ensuring you get the same outstanding brew every time. When time is of the essence, that consistency in quality makes all the difference between a good morning and a truly excellent morning.
We’d love to prove it to you by sending you a free sample of Regular Coffee. Simply fill out our quick and easy request form and we’ll take care of the rest.