So many of us have great memories sitting down with friends and enjoying coffee.
Here is a guest writer who speaks to making great coffee at home. Please enjoy.
“My dream is to have a house on the beach, even just a little shack somewhere so I can wake up, have coffee, look at dolphins, be quiet and breathe the air.”….. Christina Applegate
Can You Make Restaurant Quality Coffee at Home?
by: John Rose
If you are looking to making restaurant quality coffee at home then you will have to first consider which type of restaurant the coffee comes from and how they actually make that coffee. Not all restaurant coffee is quality. And not all restaurant coffee is made the same so making restaurant quality coffee at home depends on many things.
A lot of coffee shops order bulk bags of coffee that are delivered monthly. They store the bags until they are used then reorder them. They may use a commercial drip coffee maker with enough room for three or more coffee pots to brew at the same time. Usually one of the pots will be decaf and one may be hot water for tea or instant cocoa. Then they will pre-fill a dozen paper coffee filters with coffee grounds that will sit piled atop each other until used.
This is not the restaurant quality coffee you should desire to make at home, especially when air, moisture, light and heat all contribute to the decline of the coffee beans and grounds.
“I wake up some mornings and sit and have my coffee and look out at my beautiful garden, and I go, ‘Remember how good this is. Because you can lose it.”…Jim Carrey
Then there are the smaller restaurants that don’t cater to large crowds of people over a few hours and they will make a pot of coffee on a regular basis so that the coffee doesn’t sit on a holding burner that is meant to keep the coffee hot but instead often turns the brew bitter because it is too hot for too long a period of time. Many of these types of restaurants will hold the coffee in a high quality thermos so it remains drinkable. Then after this are the specialty coffee shops that make your coffee to order such as espresso shops and the like. Both of these types of restaurants may use very high quality beans generally a coffee bean blend because honestly why spend money on say only Kona coffee beans when many people just don’t care for the coffee drink that comes from that bean.
Some of these restaurants will have a special blend created just for them. If this is the case then this restaurant will generally make a great cup of restaurant quality coffee that you may want to recreate at home. Also a key factor in coffee made in a restaurant is that the coffee maker itself is kept scrupulously clean. This includes all of the parts that come in touch with the water and the coffee itself. And you will need to do this at home if you intend to make a great cup of coffee. Also the water that is used may make a difference in the quality of coffee. If your tap water is of poor quality whatever is in it will be transferred to your cup of coffee and that cup of coffee may not taste too great. So either buy bottled drinking water or install a water filter in your water lines. Buying a good coffee bean blend is probably the easiest part of making great coffee at home.
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