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6.Use unbleached coffee filters or ensure your permanent filter is free from all coffee sludge. When it comes to coffee, cleanliness is next to Godliness.
7.Stir pot. Once coffee is brewed, stir pot to infuse taste.
At bare minimum, these steps should always be used when making coffee. Think about farmer’s in field, if you skip a step are you doing their hard work justice? On a selfish note, missing one of those steps will affect taste of your coffee, even slightly. Other things to make a great cup of coffee are:
1.Always ensure your equipment is clean. Old coffee sludge can really change taste of coffee. Polident can clean your equipment to almost new.
2.NEVER reuse coffee grinds.
3.NEVER grind beans just taken out of freezer. Let them thaw first.
4.Always store coffee in air-tight containers away from direct sunlight.
5.NEVER leave coffee on a heater for longer than ½ an hour. It gets a burnt taste and smell.
6.Always warm your cup and never reheat coffee.
The best coffee starts with fresh beans, clean equipment and clean water. Adhering to at least those three guidelines will give you great tasting coffee. Everything else is just gravy.
Kate Simpson is a freelance writer who contributes for the Coffee Bean Queen - http://www.coffeebeanqueen.com/ – a website offering information on everything from coffee to coffee making and capresso coffee and more.