More and more households nowadays have a single serve coffee machine in their kitchens. That is because there are also increasing numbers of people who depend on their coffee machines these days. But, how do we get the most out of our machines to get the best tasting brew in the morning or night when we have to stay awake? Here are only some tips for you to consider.
First, you have to make sure that you buy the best k cups depending on your taste. It would be a waste if you buy something that is too strong or too light for your coffee-loving taste buds, wouldn’t it? Second, after having the best k cups you could find, it would be best to preheat your coffee maker just with the same amount of time you brew a standard coffee. Just run some hot water without adding any coffee in it. It would help to clean your brewer before you make a fresh batch. Especially for those who don’t have time to clean their machine regularly, this would take out the grounds and oil that built up since the last time you used it. You can also do this when you want to make hot chocolate or tea after making a cup of coffee. It would remove the after taste of the coffee so you could enjoy the taste of your chocolate or tea. Another tip is for you to pre-punch your packs. It’s not really that hard to do. You just need to push the cup down until you hear that the cup has been punched before you close the machine. This would keep the brew basket from clogging.
If you want to get a strong brew and you can’t find the right blend in stores, you can actually be resourceful and brew two k-cups. How do we do this? Choose two cups that would usually require you to make with a regular cup. Just brew a small cup of coffee first, put the brewed coffee in a bigger cup. And then, brew another small cup of coffee and just add it to the first one you made. And there you have it – a stronger tasting coffee for those who need to work overnight. You can still always make your own cup of coffee, of course. If you run out of k cups at home and you’re too tired or just lazy to go out and buy some more or order from a nearby coffee shop, you can use a reusable filter and brew a nice, hot coffee yourself. That’s why it’s important to have one handy just in case.
These are only some tips that could help you with your single serve coffee machine at home. The most important thing to remember though is to choose the best k cups for your taste. With more than 50 different varieties out there, I’m sure you could find one that you could call your own perfect blend. Or you can try them all if you want to, depending on your mood. You can have one for every single day of the month.