I love drinking coffee at home. Not just any coffee though, I like making really good tasting coffee. It isn’t hard at all – and it’s quite inexpensive actually. Learning how to make coffee in a coffee maker takes very little effort, hardly any pecuniary investment, and will have a tremendous return on investment for years to come. You can start today, you can start with no money and you will still see a massive improvement in the way your coffee tastes.
I Recommend Buying a Conical Burr Grinder
Okay, so the hard reality of improving the taste of the coffee that you drink is you really need a good grinder if you want to taste all of the flavor notes that the whole bean has to offer. These don’t have to be expensive because you can buy a manual hand grinder for under $50 and it will last you for years if not decades. Take your time, find one you like, and know that it will last you for years to come.
If you buy one thing related to learning how to make the best coffee it should be a good, solid, burr grinder.
Find a Roaster in Your Town
This is easy and will save you lots of money down the road. Find a local coffee roaster and start buying freshly roasted whole bean coffee from him instead of the grocery store. Not only will this save you money but it will get you a lot closer to good coffee than buying stale whole beans ever could. Additionally, roasters can be very helpful in teaching you about the craft of roasting as well as brewing methods you would have otherwise never thought of.
It’s pretty much that simple – if you want to brew good coffee you need freshly roasted, freshly ground whole beans. If you follow these two steps you’ll be doing just that.