With the rise in coffee pod machines, some complain that about low-quality coffee. This doesn’t have to the case, however, because there are some easy steps to take to ensure that every cup of coffee is as great as possible. Here’s how.
Is the Coffee Low Quality?
The old saying, “you get what you pay for,” applies to many things, coffee included. If you are buying bottom of the barrel coffee, this could be why you don’t like the quality and taste. You don’t have to go broke buying premier coffee but remember that buying the cheapest pods on store shelves may reveal itself once brewed. Grinding your own coffee might also help.
Is the Water Good?
Ideally, you should be using filtered or spring water, which ensures the best tasting coffee whatever kind of roast or style of drinking you prefer. If you use low quality tap water, you may notice an unpleasant flavor when you brew your coffee pods. Try bottled water to see if that helps. It may cost a bit more, but it’s worth it to truly enjoy your coffee, rather than being displeased with its quality.
Is Your Equipment Dirty?
The list of great single cup coffee makers is long but the Coffee Maven has great reviews and tips to help the buying decision. The one thing all single cup coffee makers share is the need to be cleaned on a regular basis. With time, buildup occurs inside the machine, which can really affect the quality and taste of the coffee you brew. Refer the owner’s manual regarding proper care and cleaning of your single cup coffee maker. If your machine has been sitting without being used for some time, give it a good cleaning or you may wind up with coffee that tastes spoiled or stale.
Are You Brewing Too Much Coffee?
Too much coffee in terms of ratio to water can taste bitter and unpleasant. Make sure you are choosing the appropriate amount of water for the pod or amount of coffee you’re brewing. Knowing the difference between the types of coffee can really help here. You can usually find the recommended way to process each pod is on the packaging. Keep this ratio in mind and you should notice a definite improvement in the quality and taste of your coffee.
There is a lot of choice when it comes to buying coffee, with quality being very poor to being quite superior. As mentioned above, the price often indicates the quality but since preferences are different, it’s best to try out the options in your price range to determine which ones you like best. In short, what you like may be different from another person, and that plays a role in what you feel is good quality coffee and what isn’t. If you liked this article and you would like to receive our newsletter on the latest deals and happenings. don’t forget to sign up!