Tips for Making the Best Coffee at Home
Trust us, you don’t need to spend five dollars at a cafe every morning on a cup of gourmet coffee just to get the best flavor. With Alamo Coffee Company’s help, you can make the best coffee you’ve ever tasted right at home. Order coffee online from our local roastery to get started.
Use Fresh Beans
When you purchase beans from a local roaster like Alamo Coffee, you’re ensuring that you’re getting the freshest beans possible because we roast based on demand. You’ll never receive a bag of coffee from us that’s been sitting on a warehouse shelf for weeks, and you can even set up automatic delivery to receive the freshest coffee beans on a monthly or biweekly basis.
Store Beans Properly
Once you order coffee online from Alamo Coffee Company, make sure you have a good place to store it so it stays fresh and flavorful. Once opened, we recommend storing your beans in an airtight container in a cool, dry place like your pantry.
Choose Good Coffee
The best cup of coffee starts with good beans and a good roast (we’re referring to the beans, not your DIY haircut). We source our beans from the best coffee farms and plantations from Mexico, Peru, and Brazil to ensure each batch of single-bean roasts and blended roasts is as high-quality as the last.
Grind Your Own Beans
At Alamo Coffee Company, we offer our gourmet coffee beans in two grinds: whole or fine. If you want the freshest, most flavorful brew, we recommend ordering our beans whole and grinding them yourself at home just before brewing.
Use High-Quality Water
Use filtered water or bottled spring water instead of hard water filled with minerals straight from the tap. These minerals can taint the flavor of your brew, so either invest in a tap filter or purchase purified water.
Invest in Nice Filters
Your coffee filters can also affect the final product you brew. Look for filters that are oxygen-bleached or dioxin-free. Another eco-friendly option is to invest in a reusable gold-plated filter.
Measure Your Coffee-to-Water Ratio
You might like your coffee stronger or weaker than the next person, but you should measure your coffee-to-water ratio to ensure a quality pot of coffee every time. As a guideline, start with 2 level tablespoons of coffee per 6 ounces of water, then adjust as you see fit.
Control the Water Temperature (as Much as Possible)
Overheated water will extract more bitter flavors from your coffee beans rather than the nutty, fruity, citric aromas you’re after. Turn off the machine as soon as it’s done brewing to prevent a bitter, burnt taste. If you can, adjust the water temperature as well.
Clean Equipment Regularly
Lastly, clean your coffee machine and other brewing equipment monthly with a mixture of water and vinegar. This mixture will dissolve mineral deposits and coffee residue that affects the flavor of your coffee.
Don’t forget to order coffee online from Alamo Coffee Company to start making the best coffee at home.