Ok coffee lovers! Let’s talk good morning coffee! If you’re like me, the first thing that comes to mind when your eyes open in the morning is that perfect cup of joe!
My morning coffee is such an important part of my day and I take great pride in making the best coffee at home that I possibly can.
We take our coffee very seriously at our house, and we’ve nailed down easy ways just How to make good morning coffee at home every time without getting too technical.
So without further ado! Let’s get started!
Good morning coffee!
There are many ways to make a good cup of morning coffee at home.
Like most of the you-The obsession with coffee began shortly after high school ended and has only increased with age.
WOW! I just did the math on that, and trust me when I say we’ve got a lot of life experience in the brewing coffee department!
How to make the best morning coffee
People have been drinking coffee for centuries, and there are almost as many ways to make it as there are coffee lovers. While some people prefer their coffee strong and black, others like it weak and with lots of milk and sugar.
There is no right or wrong way to make the best morning coffee, but there are some coffee brewing methods that produce a better cup of coffee than others.
In this post, I will share my personal favorite ways to brew coffee at home
Coffee brewing methods at home:
- The drip method
- The French press
- Pour over coffee method
- Coffee Machines: Nespresso
The drip method
The drip coffee method is best for those who want a simple, hands-off brewing method.
The drip method involves pouring hot water over ground coffee beans, which are then filtered through a paper filter into a mug or pot. The drip method is simple and quick, and it produces a clean-tasting cup of coffee.
The french press
The French press coffee method is a popular way to make coffee at home. It’s a simple process that involves steeping grounds in water and then pressing the plunger down to filter the coffee. This method can produce a strong and rich cup of coffee.
Pour-over coffee method
The pour-over coffee method is another popular way to make good morning coffee at home.
This method involves pouring hot water over the grounds in a filter, allowing the coffee to drip into a waiting carafe or mug. The pour-over method produces a light and smooth cup of coffee that is perfect for those who prefer a milder brew.
Nespresso coffee machines are a popular choice for those who want to make great coffee at home with little effort. These machines use single-serve capsules filled with coffee grounds, making it easy to get a fresh and flavorful cup of coffee in just a few minutes.
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How to make drip coffee
My husband is a creature of habit. He likes to brew his coffee using a good old-fashioned drip coffee maker. Setting his coffee up every night before bed is part of his nighttime routine.
1. Start with good quality coffee. Measure out your coffee grounds and putting them in your drip coffee machine. Use the proper coffee to water ratio which is one cup of water per two tablespoons of coffee.
The best grind for the drip method is a medium grind.
2. Water: Add the appropriate amount of water to your brewer and turn it on.
Make sure you are using the best water available to you. Many people use distilled water when brewing coffee
3. Let the coffee brew and then enjoy!
Coffee water ratio for drip coffee
When making drip coffee at home, it’s important to get the water ratio just right.
The best method is to start with 1 cup of water for every 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds. This will ensure that your coffee is properly brewed and not too weak or watery.
Pro + cons drip coffee method
- Drip coffee makes a ton of coffee (14 cups!)
- Set it and forget it! (brew timer is a plus!)
- Drip coffee is a fast and simple way to brew coffee
- Economical (based on quantity)
- Drip Coffee stays warm!
- Drip coffee is great for serving large groups
- Drip coffee can taste bitter
Related article: The best morning coffee routine
How to make french press coffee
I love the french press! It makes unbelievably delicious coffee! And I find the process of using a french press so enjoyable as well. So if you have the time, you’ve got to try it!
The French press brews the coffee by soaking the grounds directly in hot water rather than letting water pass through the grounds and then a filter. As a result, the coffee is robust and rich in flavor.
- Start by heating up your water to around 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
- While the water is heating up, measure coffee grounds and add them to the French press.
- Once the water is heated, pour it over the grounds and stir gently.
- Allow the coffee to steep for a few minutes, then press the plunger down and pour you coffee
When making French press coffee, it’s important to use the proper coffee to water ratio. The general rule is to use one cup of water per two tablespoons of coffee grounds.
This will help ensure that your coffee is properly steeped and has a rich, full flavor. To get the best results, use freshly ground coffee beans and filtered water.
Best grind for french press coffee
The best grind for French press coffee is generally a coarse grind. This will help prevent the coffee from being over-extracted and bitter.
Pros + cons french press coffee
- You don’t need a filter! One less thing.
- You need to use course grounded coffee
- There is a learning curve
- An enjoyable process and only takes about 5 minutes
- It’s a really good cup of coffee! Robust, rich flavor
- The French press is very portable
- Only makes 2 cups
How to make pour-over coffee
We discovered this brewing method while on vacation to New York. The Airbnb came complete with a super cool pour-over coffee system, and we really enjoyed it.
When we returned home, I this pour-over coffee maker for my husband for Father’s Day.
We love this brewing coffee for many reasons, but it comes with pros and cons like anything.
Steps to making pour-over coffee:
- Measure out the coffee grounds and water according to the ratio recommended by your preferred brewing method.
- Boil the water and pour it over the coffee grounds in the filter, allowing them to steep for a few minutes.
- Place your pour-over coffee maker over a carafe or mug and slowly pour the coffee into it, allowing it to drip through the filter.
- Enjoy your delicious cup of pour-over coffee!
Pros + cons of pour-over coffee:
- It’s a nice process if you have the time
- It’s a great cup of morning coffee!
- Pour-over coffee is clean
- Takes a bit long for me
- Can be messy + extra clean up
- Requires a lot of equipment
- The pour-over coffee method is portable
- Pour-over coffee cools off too fast!
Nespresso Coffee: Single cup brewing method
Our grown kids got a Nespresso machine and after having just one cup, I was hooked. It wasn’t but a week, and we had our own Nespresso machine at the house.
Warning: Once you have a Nespresso cup of coffee-you may never be able to go back.
The Nespresso Vertuo Deluxe (the machine we have) brews coffee, espresso, and everything in-between. From dark and intense to mild and smooth- there are over 30 blends to choose from!
Pros + Cons of Nespresso Coffee:
- Delivers a perfect cup of joe every time!
- I love the entire process of choosing my flavor, putting it in the pod, etc.
- Looks beautiful in my kitchen!
- There are so many flavors! Love, Love, Love!
- The pods are recyclable
- Nespresso coffee can be expensive
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How to make coffee taste better at home
Once you’ve decided on your preferred method of brewing your morning coffee at home, now it’s time to clean the tricks to the trade and how to make coffee taste better at home!
Use good quality water
Use the best water available. Good, clean filtered water makes a better cup of coffee. Period.
Experts say that spring water is the best water for brewing a good cup of coffee. We use filtered water that we get delivered weekly from good old Sparklets.
I would definitely steer clear of tap water because it is usually full of chlorine and other junk that you probably don’t want to be drinking anyway.
Tap water causes a build-up in the drip coffee maker and can actually ruin it. Before we knew better, we used tap water and killed at least 3 coffee makers over time.
Use the best quality coffee you can afford
Good quality coffee
Like everything these days, coffee has gotten expensive.
We love Starbucks, Dunkin donuts, and even Peets coffee-but the truth is we also buy Yuban and or/Folgers in bulk at Costco. (because money doesn’t grow on trees)
My husband loves it and swears it’s just as good as the higher-priced coffee. But we are going to have to agree to disagree on this one.
If I had to choose just one coffee, it would be Pike’s Place(whole beans). I love Starbuck’s Pike Place roast. (I lived in Seattle for 15 years, so maybe that has something to do with it!?)
Grind the coffee beans
One of the many benefits of grinding your own coffee beans is that you can choose the desired grind of the coffee depending on your preferred brewing method.
Grinding the coffee beans adds another layer to the process of making a perfect cup of jo, and it makes for a much better cup of coffee.
Keep coffee fresh
How to keep coffee fresh
No matter what brand you buy, it’s super important to keep your coffee fresh.
Please keep it in an air-tight container, and even better, keep it in the freezer. I store our coffee in these air-tight containers.
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Add things to your coffee to make it taste better
There are so many yummy and even healthy things you can add to your coffee these days!
There are a ton of deliciously wonderful creamers on the market, along with nutritious powders and oils that will not only make your coffee super yummy but are good for you as well!
Doctoring our coffee just the way we like it with our favorite creamer and powders and such is the best part of making morning coffee a ritual.
Ultimately, there are endless possibilities when it comes to jazzing up your morning coffee, so be sure to experiment and find out what works best for you!
How to make frothy coffee at home
If you’re looking for a frothy, creamy cup of coffee at home, there are several different ways to do it.
One popular method is to use an immersion blender to blend the coffee until it’s nice and frothy. You can also add some milk, cream, or non-dairy milk to your coffee and use an electric frother to create a foamy top.
Alternatively, you can try pouring your coffee from a high-speed blender or using an espresso machine to get the perfect frothy cup of joe.
Use a milk frother
We recently splurged on the Nespresso Milk Frother. I love it! It’s the best invention ever. It warms and froths your milk or creamer, whipping it into a heavenly cream.
I really love that by warming the creamer, my coffee stays the perfect temperature longer—less warming up my coffee in the microwave. Cause having to rewarm coffee in the microwave is a major buzzkill.
We also have a simple and inexpensive handheld frother to mix in our morning coffee’s butter, powers, and oils.
Good morning coffee! How to make good morning coffee at home
What is your favorite way to brew coffee? Do you drink your coffee black or sweet and light? What shade are you? (I like mine the Almond shade above ) What do you put in your coffee and why? I really want to know.
Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time,