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Learning how to make good quality coffee while you’re at home to save some bucks is not really that complicated. But there are still a few things you need to keep in mind to make it a success.
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We all need our dose of daily coffee in the morning before we head on to work, and instead of purchasing overpriced coffee on the way there, why not make your own?
These tips that we will be sharing will allow you to make high-quality coffee that tastes like it just got out of a coffee shop while still saving you a LOT of money.
MAKING DELICIOUS COFFEE SHOP-QUALITY COFFEE AT HOME
If you’re a lover of drip coffee or pour-over rather than special espresso drinks, there are plenty of cheap preferences for you to choose from!
First things first, you need some of these items (don’t worry, you won’t need all of them to make coffee shop quality coffee):
- Whole bean coffee
- Water filter
- Glass container
- Coffee grinder
- Coffee maker, French press, or Kettle
- Your choice of flavoring or toppings
There are also tons of affordable coffee makers that you can find online or at your local store, so make use of that.
With that being said, here are some ways you can make delicious and popular coffee at home that tastes fresh from the coffee shop!
Making Espresso or Latte at Home
If you love espressos and cappuccinos, chances are they’re going to have a hefty price tag. Good thing you can easily recreate one at home. Brewing your own latte is easier than you can think!
What makes espresso superb isn’t the machine but the coffee grounds that you use, so don’t worry too much if you can’t afford to get a high-end espresso machine yet. Espresso needs pressure from steam to foment a concentrated, intense cup of coffee. To attain this effect, use an espresso machine or something similar.
Baristas use a double shot of espresso and approximately two ounces of water in their lattes. They then add the steamed milk and a thin layer of milk foam. Whole milk works best for this one.
Using a hand whisk is an excellent replacement for producing frothy milk (just heat it up in the microwave for a few seconds before whipping it to make it taste like steamed milk).
Making an Americano
This is the best and easiest espresso you can make at home. You only need a 1:1 ratio of hot water and espresso and viola! Coffee for the day without spending a ton of money.
You can use a double shot of espresso to make it tastier, according to baristas. Simply use twice the amount of espresso beans and water to achieve this.
Making a Coffee Mocha
Making a mocha at home boils down to the chocolate you use. Home brewers can accomplish a comparable flavor by blending store-bought hot chocolate mix or two to three squares of Hershey’s chocolate into their morning coffee.
To make the mocha, just include the chocolate syrup or powder in a cup. Take a shot of espresso over the chocolate and add the steamed milk. If you can not steam the milk, just warm it in the microwave and incorporate everything simultaneously with a spoon.
Making a Cold Brew Coffee
A cold brew drink is a perfect choice if you’re running late on time and need something quick. You also don’t need any kind of equipment to make a cold brew, which is amazing for those who are short on time.
To make cold brew coffee, mix ground coffee beans with water and let it settle on your countertop for 18-24 hours.
1 cup of water for every ounce of coffee is used.
Baristas also recommend coffee drinkers reduce their cold brew with either milk or water, to lessen the concentration.
Try to experiment with it to estimate what flavor you like best. Cold brew can stay in the fridge for up to two weeks, making it the ideal coffee drink before a busy week.
Try out these tips for making coffee shop-quality coffee and let us know which ones you like best!