None of us mind having an endless amount of coffee with our waffles and eggs at the local diner and even more so when the server does not let the ceramic coffee cup stay empty for a second. The coffee may not be anything to rave about but caffeine in any form gives your day a kick-start. Gourmet coffee shops stir up a brew which is of a higher quality, but comes at a cost unlike the diner coffee. Coffee connoisseurs know their bean rich and full of flavor and can tell the difference between a good or bad cup of coffee. The rest of us just have our own developed taste and look for a cup which suits our palate, and our cup holder.
You do not have to go to a diner or a high end coffee shop to get the perfect cup of coffee but can easily make it at home. It does not take much to serve up the right blend from the confines of your own kitchen, after all making coffee just requires a cup of water and coffee beans (maybe a drink holder to put your mug in). If you are a real coffee enthusiast then you might have a machine which can both freshly grind the roasted beans and brew them as well. If you do not have one of these snazzy pieces of equipment then a simple French Press will do the job just fine.
Coffee is a perishable commodity and loses its flavor over time, especially if it is not stored properly. If you are buying your stock of coffee from a coffee outlet then be sure to check that it has not been on the shelf for a long time. Ideally once the coffee is roasted then it is best consumed fresh. Do not buy a quantity that will last more than a week or two. (You’d be surprised how many enthusiasts overlook this.)
The water that you use for brewing your coffee should be free of any foul smell or taste else that will spoil the brew. Using filtered or mineral water is the best bet but it should be room temperature when initiating the brewing process.
Cleanliness is a virtue (and not just for wheelchair accessories) and when making coffee you will reap its benefits with a delectable cup of coffee as your reward. The equipment used to make the coffee should be kept spic and span with no remnants of the ground coffee or coffee oil build up remaining else the taste of the coffee will get altered to a bitter and rancid flavor.
Getting the right grind and the required quantity of water versus coffee bean are all subjective processes and largely depend on the kind of machine you will be utilizing to make the coffee. At the end of the brewing process, your favorite coffee mug will house a blissful antidote for reviving your energy throughout the day.