5 Quick Tips for Better Tasting Coffee

If you’re a beginner to coffee making, it can often be confusing to wade through the wealth of information available online when it comes to making your coffee better. Every website or blog has their own methods, everybody you talk to has a different opinion. But there are a few core things which really matter when it comes to brewing better tasting coffee for yourself. Today I aim to share with you some of the things that will inevitably increase your enjoyment and make you a better coffee brewer. Use Fresh Coffee If you want the best tasting cup of coffee, freshness is perhaps the most important factor. If you’re somebody who drinks store bought coffee from a supermarket or a grocery store, it’s likely that the coffee has been sitting on the shelf for a couple of months at least. This is a huge no-no if you’re really serious about good tasting coffee. Coffee generally has a shelf life of somewhere around six weeks and if left any longer than that the good flavors will deteriorate from it quicker than you can say home brew. For the absolute best results you want to purchase the freshest beans possible. The … Continue reading

How to Use a French Press

Coffee made with a French press is one of the more traditional ways to brew coffee, and produces a wonderfully consistent rich flavor every time. The charm of the French press is that it’s a manual, electricity-free coffee maker that is very quick and delivers an outstanding cup of coffee. Many people swear by the French press and refuse to purchase electronic coffee makers and gadgets and it’s easy to understand why when you drink a perfectly brewed cup from a good French press, made by someone who knows exactly what they’re doing. The problem is, there’s often a learning curve when it comes to mastering the French press. I’ve written this blog post to inform you on how I make coffee with my press, which I believe to be the optimum way. Step 1 – Ensure that your French press is clean since the last use. Remove the plunger and give it a rinse with hot water, making sure that there are absolutely no old grounds trapped in the filter. I can always tell when somebody has used a press without thoroughly cleaning it first as there is an unmistakable bitter aftertaste to the coffee. Step 2 – Preheat the press by … Continue reading

Welcome to The Hottest Coffee!

My name is Stephen and welcome to my blog, The Hottest Coffee. I’m a 37 year old medical professional from Boston, Massachusetts and have been obsessed with and addicted to coffee since I was in high school. I discovered my father’s coffee press when I was probably around 17 years old and ever since then coffee has been one of my primary passions in life. During my 20s I worked as a barista in several highly respected coffee shops in Boston and the surrounding area and this helped me gain a huge amount of expertise about coffee and I was also lucky enough to experience using a huge array of different coffee makers and machines during this time. Since leaving that trade and pursuing medicine, coffee and the tools used to make it have remained a massive hobby of mine and I have become a collector of all kinds of coffee makers and related gadgets. As such, I do see myself as somewhat of an authority on the subject. Although I approach everything with the beginner’s mind and still have many things to learn, I decided to start this blog to share my wisdom about coffee makers to hopefully help … Continue reading