What is one of the best ways to beat the Monday morning blues? For coffee lovers it is, of course, an aromatic cup of hot coffee that can best help you shake off the weekend fun/relaxation/hangovers and get warmed up for your week-long ordeal.
Why only on Mondays? Nothing can be more wonderful than starting all the days of the week with a mug full of hot coffee that adds to your mental alertness and help you stay fresh and energetic all through the day.
Making a perfect cup of coffee every morning with a rich taste and unparalleled aroma may sound too elaborate a task for a beginner in the art of coffee brewing – but it need not be!
In reality, it is not nearly as hard as it sounds; only you need to have fine coffee, right coffee maker and above all the right hot coffee recipe to guide you.
Make sure you have the right ingredients and right equipment
As for the fine coffee, you can get all the finer varieties starting from Java to Mocha in any of the nearest super markets these days.
There are certain factors that can help you choose the right coffee, such as how strong or light you like the brew, whether you like a rich, full bodied brew or a medium one, if aroma is what matters most to you etc.
If you own a coffee grinder, it can be an added advantage. Buy the coffee as beans and then grind them at home to get the freshest flavor.
It is great if you possess an espresso maker – this will give you the most perfect shot in the morning. Even if you don’t have one, still you can brew good pot of coffee with ordinary dip coffee maker, a filter coffee maker or a press pot.
Now let’s delve into how to make a perfect cup of hot coffee.
Before you get into the actual process of brewing, make sure of one thing—-you are using the right water. The scent in your tap water can kill the fresh aroma of your coffee. The best solution is to stock some bottled spring water in your refrigerator for making coffee.
Also make sure of the proportion of coffee and water.
For the right punch in the morning, the ratio of one level table spoon ground coffee for one mug full of water make the perfect proportion.
An espresso maker makes your task easier by presenting you a thick crema automatically. No matter if you don’t have one; just follow this procedure.
- Let the water come to boil and then remove the pot from the fire.
- After ten to fifteen seconds, add Arabica or any other fine blended coffee to the pot and leave it there for five minutes to allow the coffee to settle.
- It is better if you have a Cafetiere; it will work for maximum extraction of aromatic oil by creating a pressure.
- Now you get the perfectly brewed coffee with a thick froth on the surface just like the espresso.
The last tip for the gourmet perfection
This gives you the most basic cup of strong and hot coffee. But why should you go for the same plain taste over and over again every morning? Discover your favorite beverage in new way everyday by adding extra flavoring with spices like cardamom, cinnamon or cream, maple syrup, chocolates and so on.
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