1) Buy fresh beans
There is no doubt that fresh coffee is ideal. Oxygen and glare have the worst impact on roasted beans, so if the seller does not make a conscious effort to protect the coffee to sell it fresh, the storage areas are coated with brown oils that become stacked with oxidation. There is also the solution of packaged coffees by conscientious coffee roasters, which are sold in durable bags and are also a good solution.
2) Keep the coffee beans fresh
Once opened, the coffee should be stored in a glass airtight container. Glass jars or ceramic containers made of rubber sealing are also a good solution…
Make sure to store fresh granules for 5-7 days and keep them at room temperature.
3) Choose good quality coffee
Look for 100% pure Arabica beans, while relatively cheaper alternatives may be Robusta beans, with a higher caffeine content but also more intense flavor.
4) Beware of water
Nothing can destroy a cup of coffee easier than tap water with chlorine or other related substances to its taste. Coffee lovers use bottled water or filters for salts and carbonates in their taps. Caution: distilled water makes bad coffee – trace minerals are essential for good water.
5) Correct dosage
The standard dosage to make a strong coffee is 2 tablespoons for a medium mug and 2 3/4 tablespoons for a large mug.
Clean both the containers and the milling machines to remove any residue left over from brown oils and residues. Once a month, use a special product, letting it penetrate the entire coffee maker and dissolve the metal salts and residues. Rinse thoroughly before using.
A few words about the history of coffee filter
In 1908, somewhere in Dresden, Germany, an ordinary woman made her coffee, boiling the ground coffee in water and then filtering it in linen sheets.
But she didn’t like the coffee because it left her with a bitter taste, and that prompted her to look for a way to fix it…
In her restless spirit, she did many tests, until she thought of trying to stamp paper, the paper used to dry ink and still used to remove various stains from the clothes.
So she took some paper from her son’s notebook, with which she formed a funnel to filter the coffee in it. The result was so good that she thought she promote her idea to the market.
On July 8, she patented her discovery and opened a small paper filter company called Melitta-Bentz Company.
Her company still plays a major role in the global market for coffee and machine consumables.
It will be almost 50 years until the second company in the same industry, Bunn, opens, which in turn will innovate and build the first automatic filter machine in 1963, still in use today.