Ever wondered how to make a good cup of espresso to rival that of your favorite coffee house? Continue reading this to know a few secrets on how to master the art of making a great cup of espresso.
As surprising as it may sound, the most important ingredient in espresso making is fresh rain water. The quality of the coffee you use won’t make up for the taste that comes with using bad water. We are already disadvantaged if we use tap water because of the fact that it has chlorine and other chemicals in it. In case you didn’t know, it is very possible for water to become stale so avoid using water that has been lying around in your fridge for long to make your espresso.
When making espresso, it is important that you use very hot water, boiling temperature if possible. If you find using a thermometer to measure the temperature somewhat a bit too technical, then you can just boil your water in a jug then let it cool for about ten seconds before using it.
The next important ingredient to use is the coffee. This is because obviously without it, you can’t have any espresso. This being said the next thing to do is to choose which coffee to use and this isn’t a promising task as there are so many brands to choose from. You love adventure and aren’t afraid to experiment then you could purchase coffee from different parts of the world. This ensures that your taste is unique too!
One of the best types of coffee is the Arabica which is grown in Brazil and Bogota. Some people enjoy the activity of roasting these green beans while the majority prefers buying them already roasted. Whichever group you fall into, it is important that your coffee is fresh and smells aromatic.
Robusta is the other type of coffee you might like to try as well. Unfortunately, it has a lot more caffeine than other varieties but it does have a richer taste. It may benefit you to know that this kind of coffee is for quick sips rather than the kind where you actually sit and enjoy your espresso.
Once you become comfortable with your espresso making skills so far, you may want to try something new like blending. This is usually mixing two coffee types for a different taste.