Making the perfect cup of coffee is as much of a science as it is an art. There’s so much more pleasure to be found in a cup of joe than the stale and bitter taste of instant coffee or the swill left in the office brewing machine.
Most people assume that coffee is meant to taste a certain way, because they’re used to it. Even if they don’t particularly enjoy the flavour or texture, and as long as they get their caffeine fix, they’re happy to drink the bad stuff. However, you’d be wrong to assume that coffee is a bland beverage just for energy, as it can taste as good as it feels.
Whether you drink coffee for business or pleasure, there is a way to get the most out of your cuppa and enjoy a boost of energy. All it takes to achieve this caffeinated Nirvana is clean, pure H20. Not the community swimming pool stuff your tap spits out. No, the real good stuff; the kind that makes your brew taste delicious and refreshes your system as pure caffeine surges through you, making the world a better place. So read on to find out just how it works.
Better water = Better Coffee
To get the best out of their beverage, coffee aficionados use anything, from bottled water (which ends up being horribly expensive) to filtered pitchers and mains connected units, to extract the best flavour from the grounds. The professionals at The Coffee Brewers back this up by proving that contaminants in water distorts the flavour of the coffee or tea, making it impossible to extract the true taste.
Even restaurants are beginning to realise there’s a method behind this madness and have started connecting purification units to their mains water supplies feeding the coffee machines. It’s a win-win situation, as the pure water improves the taste of the coffee, while not depositing any sediment in the machine’s parts, thus extending its lifespan.
A water filter is your best friend when it comes to coffee
Using H2O that went through treatments such as pitcher filters, UV purification or activated charcoal cylinders is the best way to brew coffee, as it decontaminates the water without stripping out essential minerals.
The ideal water temperature for the perfect cup of coffee is 93-98°C (around 200°F). Anything hotter will “burn” the grounds and result in a bitter taste. Some mains connected water filters and dispensers can now provide you with temperature controlled hot water to make sure your cuppa is perfect every time.
The filter you use doesn’t really matter, as long as it cleans or purifies the water. In the end you want a long-term solution like a countertop dispenser or a unit connected to your mains water supply so you don’t have to spend a fortune on bottled water or disposable filters. If your water is free from any contaminants, you will enjoy the best cup of coffee you’ve ever had.