Coffee is undoubtedly one of the most popular beverages in the world. It’s consumed all around the world as an after-dinner drink, morning pick-me-up or even for high-quality tasty experiences similar to wine. Coffee beans can be surprisingly complex and deep in flavour. Their origins can also be extremely intriguing. For instance, there’s a coffee known as Kopi Luwak that is made from beans that are eaten by civets. The beans are partially digested and then plucked from their feces.
It sounds incredibly disturbing, but it’s actually known as one of the most expensive coffees in the world due to the process involved in making it and the depth of flavour it offers.
Of course, we can’t expect you to purchase cat poop coffee (or even enjoy the idea of it!) but it goes to show that the coffee world is incredibly deep and exciting if you’re willing to dip your toes in its waters. So in this post, we’re going to offer you four good reasons why you should consider upgrading your coffee equipment and taking a slightly more serious approach to the beverage that everyone loves.
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- One good coffee maker helps to keep your kitchen clean
You might find yourself interested in making better-quality coffee so you end up purchasing some cheap plastic gear from Amazon or your local supermarket. This can be a good way to get started, but it’ll also clog up your kitchen before you know it.
One of the best ways to keep your kitchen clean is to cut down on the number of gadgets that you have. When they’re made of plastic, there’s a good chance that they’re going to suffer wear and tear over time and if it’s exposed to high temperatures, it’s going to eventually warp the plastic and be unusable. This will leave you with random bits of coffee gear from different sets, creating a mess in your kitchen that you could do without. While it’s understandable that you want to test things out, we suggest picking your preferred method of making coffee and getting something that’s a little more expensive and long-lasting.
- There are many different ways to make a good coffee
Whether it’s a drip coffee maker, an espresso machine or even a French press, there are many different ways to make coffee these days and they are all completely valid options. It’s really just down to your preferred method and what you think delivers a great tasting experience.
But regardless of what option you pick, there’s always going to be cheap options, budget choices, mid-range options and high-end options. If you have the money and are fully invested in your coffee-tasting hobby, then the high-end options are always a good choice. Mid-range brands are also great and you won’t be disappointed for the price you pay. That leaves the choice between cheap and budget options. If you’re just getting started, it’s perfectly acceptable to get a cheap option with the intention of replacing it in the future. However, we suggest upgrading to a budget option once you’ve gained a deeper interest in coffee making.
- A decent coffee maker is surprisingly inexpensive
When we say quality coffee equipment we don’t mean the most expensive coffee grinder paired with a high-end espresso machine. A simple thermal coffee maker can enhance your coffee-drinking experience without breaking the bank. You can even just purchase a simple drip coffee maker with a pack of filters and it’ll create a deeper flavour than you’d get with instant coffee.
These tools don’t cost much money and it’s a surprisingly affordable hobby to pick up, especially if you’re interested in developing a taste for different coffees and exploring the options available.
- A good grinder changes everything
A grinder is the key to great-tasting coffee. When you purchase ground coffee, much of the flavour has already been lost during the grinding and packaging process. When you have fresh grounds, much of the flavour is still inside the grounds which makes for a fuller experience. It tastes completely different when you’re able to grind the coffee shortly before putting it into your coffee maker of choice.
A high-quality grinder can be expensive, but you don’t need to get something on the high end. As long as the reviews are good and it delivers grounds at a consistent and controllable size, it’s probably going to be worth the money and we highly suggest that you invest in a good grinder.