Remember the good old days, when you didn’t know any better, and convenience store coffee seemed like a good option? Oh, how times have changed. Since then, you’ve learned to appreciate good, high-quality coffee. You’ve learned what it means to have a cup of good coffee with a friend, and what it means for you first thing in the morning. Heck, it’s probably the only thing that’s been there for you during some of your most tiring times. But wait? Do you actually know what goes into making that perfect cup of coffee? You know, the type of coffee that puts a smile on your face and makes you exhale. If you don’t know, don’t worry. Today we are going to walk you through the four rules of making the perfect cup of coffee. So, sit tight and read on because this is a life lesson you don’t want to miss.
Good Whole Bean. Listen, out of the four things we’re going over today; this is the one you absolutely cannot mess with. You can get away with a decent cup of coffee without following the other three rules, but making a cup of coffee without a superior coffee bean is like putting old generic rims on a brand new Rolls Royce-it’s just not going to work.
To make the perfect cup of coffee, you always want to use a high-quality, handcrafted coffee. And if at all possible, you want it to originate from the producing coffee regions. We strongly recommend a reliable and trusted brand, such as the Roast Up Brazil blend. It’s totally up to you; just make sure that whatever you’re looking at is the real deal.
Use a Good Grinder. We’re going to share some truth here. When shopping for grinders, we know most people are trying to save a few bucks, but the truth is, if you’re shopping for anything less than a burr grinder- you’re wasting your money. We have no affiliation here, but what happens with some of the generic grinders is that they end up becoming but mere gateways for the real deal. Sooner or later (probably sooner), you are going to realize you need an electric burr grinder. If you can, just go with that one. It will save you a lot of headaches when choosing the right grind for any style of coffee you’re making.
Good Water. So simple, yet so controversial-for people that don’t know. Good water equals good coffee. Chances are you don’t like drinking unfiltered tap water, so why would you make your coffee with it? If you want regular coffee, use any water you have, but if you want the best cup of coffee, always use unfiltered water.
Scale. Oh, the ever-overlooked scale. People tend to skimp out on this one for two reasons. 1) They’re trying to save time and 2) They’re trying to save money. Little do they know, owning and using a scale does both. For one, it helps avoid over-serving your coffee beans, which can save you money in the long run. It can also help you get the exact ratio of coffee-beans to water from the beginning. Eliminating the trial and error period altogether. Using a scale is the secret to creating the best cup of coffee every time.