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How to make a great cup of coffee with a drip coffee maker

4/30/2017 Dhanur Chauhan 0 Comments

Like many kitchen and home-related gadgets, the drip coffee maker is one which plays an essential role for coffee drinkers. Whether it is at home or in the office, it is the go-to choice for those who need their caffeine fix.  Even if one invests in a high end best drip brew coffee maker, knowing a few tips and tricks will help a user to get the best coffee every single time.

Tips on how to get a great cup of coffee

There are a few things that you as a user can do to get the best coffee even with an inexpensive coffee machine. Starting the process right includes getting good quality roasted whole beans, fresh water and setting the right temperature.
  • Picking your beans: Finding a good blend of beans and getting them roasted by a known local roaster ensures a good cup. Coffee goes stale very quickly and the process is sped up if the beans are already ground. Keep a store of whole roasted beans and grind them as and when you need them. If you buy at a local roaster, ask them for recommendations and get samples so that you can find one you like.
  • Temperatures: If you have to work with a generic coffee maker like the ones in hotel rooms, you will not get a hot enough cup. An ideal cup should be brewed between 190-205˚F. Do a trial at home and check to see how fast the temperature reached the ideal setting. If your coffee maker keeps heating beyond the requisite setting, then you will likely get burnt coffee.
  • Cleaning: After making the coffee, make sure to take the pot off the heating element. If your coffee maker comes with a glass carafe, then take it off to prevent burning. Pour the coffee in a thermos to keep it hot for later use. Clean the carafe and the coffee maker immediately to avoid the taste of previous attempts. Experts recommend that the system also be cleaned once a month with a 50/5o mixture of vinegar and water first and then just water to clean it thoroughly.
A bit of care and attention will help you get the best coffee even with a medium priced coffee maker.