Your friends say that you make really bad coffee. They tease you. Your family laughs behind your back. You’ve even seen social media posts poking fun at your coffee. Determined to prove them all wrong, you decided to do whatever it takes to shake this rap. I know, what you’re thinking, “How tough can this be?”
Bitter & Burnt?
So, you bought some fancy-dancy coffee beans from the big green mermaid. That didn’t work to well did it? You then bought a grinder and when that didn’t help, you bought some fresh mountain stream water. Finally you got desperate enough to spring $500 for a top-of-the-line espresso machine. Still bad coffee. What is an aspiring gourmet coffee maker to do?
Why Is Your Coffee So Bad
Let me help you out. Here’s a list of the top six mistakes that people make.
- They use old stale coffee beans. You see all coffee starts going stale in about three to four weeks. And it doesn’t matter what kind of space age technology you use to store the beans. They’re all going to go stale in three to four weeks and there’s nothing you can do to change that fact. The only solution is to buy coffee that was roasted a few “days” ago. That means you need to find coffee that has the roast date on the label. Good luck with that by the way. Few companies list their roast date.
- They use pre-ground coffee. As soon as you grind the coffee the oils start to evaporate. The oils are where all the bioflavonoids, antioxidants, caffeine, and taste reside.
- The brewing method they use stinks. The worst coffee makers are (in order from worst to best) Keurig, percolators, drip machines, French press, slow pour over, and AeroPress.
- The coffee beans they use include robusta coffee. There are two kinds of coffee beans, robusta (with a bitter taste) and Arabica (the good stuff). Most coffee companies include some robusta in their coffee. And if you find 100% Arabica coffee, most like the beans are of low quality.