How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee

Introduction: How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee

Making a perfect cup of coffee can be an easy-going process when following the necessary steps. Rich, toasty, or light roasted flavored coffee varies on personal taste, how it’s made, and what type of coffee is chosen. Here are some easy steps to acquire a hot, enjoyable cup of coffee every time.

Step 1: Step One: Clean Coffee Pot

First things first with having the perfect cup of coffee, start with a clean coffee pot. Even if the machine is brand new out of the box, it is still necessary to soak the carafe, coffee basket, filter basket and all other pieces in warm, soapy water. Just make sure the electrical part of the machine isn’t submerged in water, instead wipe it down with a wet washcloth. It is important to understand that the machine doesn’t need to be washed after every use, but if used often, clean it 2-4 times a month. Keeping up to date on the cleanliness of the machine will result in better tasting coffee.

Step 2: Step Two: Preparing the Machine

To begin making coffee, fill cool, fresh, filtered water to the internal water reservoir of the coffee maker. Cool, fresh, and filtered water will result in better tasting coffee. Do not overfill during this process. Next, it is time to add the ground coffee. The types of ground coffee have a wide variety, choose a kind that best fits your taste preference. Two generous tablespoons of ground coffee are the average recommended amount for every cup of water brewed. This will result in a medium to bold brew, if a milder brew is wanted, try fewer coffee grounds. After finding the correct kind and amount of ground coffee, fill the filter basket. Some machines require the use of a paper filter, others have their own mesh filter, read the owner’s manual of the machine to find out.

Step 3: Step Three: Brewing the Coffee

Last but not least, turning the machine on and brewing the coffee. Many coffee makers are started by the simple press of the start button. See the coffee maker’s owner’s manual for exact instructions. Most machines only take a few minutes to brew a full pot of coffee, sit back and enjoy the aroma. Many people select creamer, sugar, or other additional add-ins to enrich the flavor of the coffee. The amount and type of add-ins will also vary depending on personal preference.

Now you can show off your skills to all your coworkers, to make their morning a little more enjoyable by making them a perfect cup of coffee. Each coffee maker is a little different, if any questions arise, fall back to looking at the machine’s owner’s manual. Enjoy your perfect cup of coffee!

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    4 years ago

    I'm such a coffee addict that I roast my own coffee at home and have a different way to make it for every day of the week. Each way has it's own outcome and taste. If you (whoever is reading this not just AlexiaM10) are just starting out, start by making coffee as many ways as you can so that you can understand how coffee works and tastes in each way. Then pick a favorite. Otherwise you might be stuck for years with coffee that you are drinking because you didn't know that there was a better method out there to make coffee that you would have liked better. That happened to me so help yourself to my sad experience.


    Tip 4 years ago

    i would recommend to use a french press and try to adjust the granularity of some freshly ground coffee, but every allready grounded coffee is ok, put 7 grams or 0,25 ounces per cup of Coffee in the french press, try to cook water at 94 degree celsius or 202 F and dash the coffee with the water, stir it gently and let it rest for 4 minutes then press the stamper gently into the can, wait 10 seconds and pour the fresh coffee into a mug - thats the best coffee in my opinion :-) but hey everybody have a different taste