Here’s how to make the perfect cup of coffee…Coffee Tip #3 – Use Fresh Quality Coffee
Quality coffee costs more but will consistently produce much better tasting coffee. Coffee beans are the best choice over pre ground coffee. Coffee begins to degrade shortly after it’s roasted, this is regardless if the coffee is packaged immediately. Surface area is a large part of the degradation, so ground coffee degrades considerably faster than whole-bean coffee because of the considerably larger surface area of all those individual pieces of coffee beans. You might think it’s an inconvenience using coffee beans compared to using ground coffee, but once you taste the delicious difference you’ll never go back to ground coffee again! If you still want to use ground coffee, make sure you use a good, drip grind coffee.
Use 2 level tablespoons of quality coffee for each six ounces of water. This can be adjusted for individual taste preference depending on whether you like your coffee weak, average or bug out your eyes strong. Make sure and spread the grounds evenly in the coffee filter so that full brewing is achieved
Drink your fresh coffee right away for the best flavor. Coffee will break down quickly if left on a heat source and coffee should never be reheated or micro waved since both of these break down the coffee flavor. If you want to keep your coffee hot without effecting the flavor very much, it’s best to use either an air pot or a stainless steel thermos. Both of these methods will keep your coffee hot for about an hour or so.
If you follow these 3 simple coffee preparation tips, you’re sure to make a perfect cup of coffee for yourself, your friends of your family each and every time.