4 Tips on How to Make Great Coffee

We all know that the best coffee is made with freshly roasted beans and water at just the right temperature, but sometimes we don’t have time to do it ourselves. Luckily for us, there are many places in our city where we can go and get a great cup of coffee without having to brew or roast anything ourselves. Here are four tips on how to make your next cup of coffee taste as good as possible!


1. Have Proper Equipment

One of the biggest differences between a good cup and an average one is that the barista likely had the proper equipment to make it with. This doesn’t just mean having a coffee machine, it means keeping your coffee machine clean and well-groomed, and keeping all of your equipment in good shape so nothing affects the final product. You can look up gear online at
https://www.brewcoffeehome.com or go to a store that sells brewing equipment. Make sure to get the right filters for your coffee maker and to use the proper amount of water.

Coffee Grinder

For many coffee drinkers, using whole beans from a store that grinds them is the easiest way to get freshly ground coffee at home. However, you’ll need your grinder if you want high quality. If you aren’t already signed up with your favorite roaster, there are plenty of online retailers for bulk coffee grinding – just be sure to buy an appropriate amount for how often you use it so it doesn’t go stale before you can finish it.

Espresso Machine

Espresso machines can get pricey if you don’t know what you’re looking for. If you prefer your coffee brewed this way, it is worth investing in one that will let you tinker with the machine itself so you have more control over the final product. They are available online or at specialty retail stores – do some research beforehand to find something right for your price range.

Grind and Brew Coffee Makers

For those who are still on the fence about brewing their coffee, a grind and brew is an excellent choice. This machine will allow you to choose your beans and how you want them ground and then brews them for you right afterward. If you don’t want to go through the hassle of entering grinding and brewing times into an app or waiting for your pre-ground coffee to scoop correctly into the filter, this is the best way to get quality control over exactly what goes in your cup without having to take too much time out of your day.

2. Use Fresh Beans, Ground in-house

Almost everyone loves the smell of freshly roasted beans! A good barista will tell you that about 90% of what makes a cup taste great is the quality of the beans, so it’s not surprising that they sell these beans in-house. If you want to bring some home, try looking for a place that sells whole beans with a very high turnover rate. Grind these yourself at home or have them ground specifically for your coffee machine. Using high-quality ingredients results in a great cup of coffee every time- even if it isn’t made with fresh beans ground just before brewing! Using pre-ground coffee may be easier but using fresh whole beans brings out incredible flavor profiles that can be lost when they are pre-ground.

3. Make It the Right Temperature

The scariest thing about making coffee is when you burn the beans! This means that most places serve their coffee piping hot, but what if you prefer yours iced? Most professional baristas will tell you to make sure your water temperature stays between 195° F and 205° F, which is what is needed to pull the best flavor out of your beans. do this properly, make sure your water is filtered so it doesn’t affect the taste of the coffee.

4. Don’t Forget to Add Milk

This might seem silly at first, but you should find a barista who can explain how much milk to use for your preferred cup. It’s not just about when you add it, but also what kind of milk and at what temperature. Whole milk is great when you want strong flavor in very strong coffee, while light or non-dairy milk such as soy or almond will add subtle flavors with smoother tastes. Look for a barista who knows the proper ratio and temperature of everything! 


Making great coffee depends on using fresh beans, grinding them yourself or having them ground for you in-house (not pre-ground), brewing at the right temperature, and adding milk. Doing these four simple things will ensure that your morning cup of joe is perfect every time!

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