Americans drink a lot of coffee. Some of it is amazing, but a lot of it is just okay. In our experience here at The Benton Boutique, some people drink coffee for the caffeine only and don’t really care about the flavor. However, if you do care about how your coffee tastes and want to make your homemade coffee taste better, this is the article for you. Keep reading to learn about a few ways you can elevate your home coffee experience.
- Spring for Better Beans – One of the easiest things you can do to improve the flavor of your homemade coffee is to buy higher-quality beans. We offer a variety of high-quality coffees from artisanal producers, and we can help you find multiple options that appeal to your tastes. In addition, your coffee will remain fresh longer if you leave the beans whole until you are ready to grind and brew them.
- Filter Your Water – Another factor that could be holding your home coffee experience back is your water. If you use plain tap water to brew your coffee, then any minerals or impurities in it will affect the taste. We encourage you to invest in a water filtration pitcher or faucet attachment to purify your coffee water.
- Try Different Brewing Methods – Coffee fans have strong opinions about which brewing method produces the best results. If you’re just starting out, we encourage you to not take the debates too seriously, as they can get heated and confusing. However, we do encourage you to try out new brewing methods to see how you like their results. For example, if you’re used to a drip filter, why not give a French press or percolator a try?