Enjoying coffee every morning at home should be simple. Drip and pour-over coffee are a lot easier to make than espresso on a daily basis. The key when making espresso is consistency and a few tips here and there to elevate your espresso.
Grind when ready. Starting with the basics, make sure you only use fresh coffee grounds. The flavor is much better, and your shot is going to turn out much nicer. Remember, as soon as you grind your beans, the quality, especially the flavor, diminishes. This may be why your espresso comes out flat.
Upgrade your water. One thing we tend to forget when making coffee is the water. We focus on the beans, how to grind properly, temperatures, and forget about the water. Filtered or treated water makes a huge difference when it comes to taste. Having good quality water, using a filtration system or a free-standing water filter will bring out a crispness in your espresso and unlock the flavor.
Heat You Cups. Cooling coffee down after you just brewed it can change its flavor. Remember the last time you had coffee that was sitting for a while. Do you like the taste? Remember how it changed? You can expect that the flavor will change with colder cups. It may not be as drastic, yet those who are particular will see the change. What you can do is pour some hot water in your cup to warm it up or do what they do at coffee shops, put it up on top of your espresso machine.
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