7 Tips for Making the Best Coffee Ever
A Better Brew
If you’re already a fan of the stuff, you likely don’t need convincing that coffee is a good thing. Not only does it wake up your senses and brain to prepare for the day, but it’s also been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, certain cancers and mental deterioration. But really, those who sip coffee do so chiefly because it tastes good — and what if you could make that morning cup even better? Here are seven ways to improve your brew.
By Sara Dreibelbis for Food Network Kitchen
Start with Whole Beans
Don't Store Coffee in the Freezer (or Fridge)
Buy Beans in Small Batches
Heat More Than Just the Coffee
You know why they stack the coffee cups on top of the cappuccino machine at your favorite Italian restaurant? To keep them warm, which helps your coffee stay hot longer. To keep your mug toasty at home, fill it with hot water while you wait for the coffee to brew. If you take cream or milk, heat it in a mug in the microwave before you add your java.