I may have created the best coffee you can brew at home.
One of my favourite moments throughout the week is my Saturday mornings. I generally wake up early because my body clock says so – and I’m okay with that because it’s such a calm, clear point of the day. It’s a time of day when ideas come to me.
I also love coffee, and I make the best coffee. And because I’ve created the best coffee you can brew at home, I’m able to make myself a brew and return to the perfection that is my bed – to write, read, or watch a show for an hour or so.
While I love coffee culture and sitting in cafés by myself or with a friend, I must say that – since switching to at-home coffee – I have saved myself a lot of money. Take-away coffee is one of those slow leaks that, over time a long period of time, can affect your bank account. I’ll still head to the café as a special treat from time-to-time, but it’s no longer a daily ritual.
Besides, my at-home coffee is arguably better.
How to Brew the Best Coffee in Your Own Home
- Get yourself one of these little gizmos. They are relatively cheap (don’t pay more than $15). I prefer the smaller ones because they make a denser, more rich espresso.
- Pick up a bean grinder – no need to go extravagant on this either, something cheap works just fine.
- Get yourself some espresso beans. I’m in love with Kicking Horse Cliffhanger Espresso. It smells like fresh ground heaven to me.
- For the best coffee, grind your beans daily, and grind only what you need. Ground espresso degrades in quality very quickly – even after 15 minutes, some of its aromatic perfection has already been lost.
- Stuff the little espresso cup very tightly, as tight as you can. Pack it down with a little spoon.
- I personally like lattes, and I make mine with cashew milk. I’m addicted to this product: Silk Unsweetened Creamy Cashew. Heat up your milk to a nicely hot temperature (not too hot, as it will separate).
- Brew your coffee on a burner by placing it at the edge of the burner – make sure the plastic handle is not over the element itself because it will melt, which I learned the hard way.
- Mix the espresso with the milk.
- Enjoy the best coffee in your own home.