Food - Drink
The Mistake You’re Making With Your Coffee Machine
By NATASHA BAILEY
Over 400 billion cups of joe are poured around the globe each year, making coffee one of the most-consumed drinks in the world. With its wake-me-up energy and good-for-you antioxidants, there are plenty of reasons to enjoy coffee, but to get the most out of your cup flavor-wise, avoid this mistake with your at-home coffee machine.
If you drink your coffee black, you may notice a flatness to the flavor without the added complexity of cream and sugar. It turns out that the amount of water you use and the temperature at which you brew can greatly impact the flavor of your coffee, so if your machine is adjustable, change it to the following settings.
It’s best to use 1.2 fluid ounces of water per espresso shot and set your machine to 203 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, if you drink more than one cup a day, it seems simple enough to just add more water to your machine, but for the best flavor, increase both the amount of water and coffee, to avoid a watery and unpleasant taste.