Quality Coffee Shop Coffee Right From Your Kitchen
There is something pleasant about visiting your local café for a hot cup of coffee. Someone works at making your favorite beverage just the way that you personally like it. Some of these coffees seem so difficult to create and yet many of them can be made right in your own home. It just takes getting the right ingredients and tools, a bit of practice, and a willingness to learn.
Start With The Bean
Coffee beans that are freshly ground make a world of difference when it comes to the perfect cup of coffee. It can be a bit overwhelming to finding the right type of bean and learning the best way to grind that bean. However, we encourage you to really give it a go and find what you like and enjoy your own creation. If you want help in finding the right bean, then you should contact a local roaster. Coffee roasters, such as Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, are a wealth of knowledge that they are often happy to share with people who are embarking on the world of coffee making. They can help you understand where beans come from, how they are certified, and if it is a flavor that you currently like or may like when tried. Many of them also try to have relationships with growers around the world directly. That cuts out the middleman that could over process the bean or provide a stale bean,
Consider The Additives
Unless you insist that your coffee be pure and black as night, your additives can make a difference. Spices like cinnamon, allspice, or even cayenne can take a bean to the next level. A bit of mocha can make a cup of coffee spruce up your entire day. Using flavored coffee syrups can give you the same control you have at Starbucks, without the added cost per pump. Even creams and whipped cream can make a world of difference to how you enjoy your coffee ritual. The additives can allow your creativity to come through and you could create your own signature flavor. Always follow this rule – make the coffee you will enjoy drinking.
Have Your Tools Handy
A good grinder and a good coffee maker is all you really need. Unless you want to create your own espresso, you will need an espresso machine for that one. There are tons of expensive coffee makers and grinders on the market. If you already have a coffee maker you love, use it. If you have a budget that doesn’t allow for an expensive tool, go inexpensive. The same goes for your grinder! Have them in your kitchen and easy to access so that it doesn’t seem like a chore to make your coffee. As your skills improve you will want to get the more expensive, and sometimes better, machines to make it easier for you. That will be the right time to invest in a new machine and grinder, bonus points if you opt for a 2-in-1 deal!
When you truly embrace the world of coffee-making, you are going to find a new world open before your eyes. You will find yourself reading the news on bean crops, reading coffee reviews, making new friends at the roasters and meeting other coffee lovers. It’s a choice you won’t regret.