Have you ever noticed how you can never seen to get a proper cup of Joe while at work? Whether it is because of the coffee machine not having been cleaned properly or the type of coffee beans chosen, office coffee is never quite as good as the kind that you make at home. That is, until now. Following these simple guidelines will help you to vastly improve your office coffee, and therefore your whole day.
- Automatic drips. Automatic drip machines are the most common type used in offices around the world. In order to get the best tasting coffee out of your automatic drip machines, make sure that you have a decent to good quality machine that has a number of features that will benefit you greatly when making your coffee. The machine needs to have a reusable coffee filter, since it can help keep costs down, a large urn for the large number of people using it, a heating element, and a programmable brewing clock. The clock allows you to set a programmed brewing time so that you have a nice pot of coffee waiting for you when you get to work in the morning. If you are using an automatic drip machine, make sure that it gets cleaned properly at the end of each day. This will extend its life and usability.
- French press. Unlike an automatic drip machine, a French press requires a little more work. The French press coffee maker allows you to make some of the best tasting coffee around, as you have more control over what happens in the brewing process. The way that you use one is to first heat up some water to just about boiling temperature. While the water is heating up, place about 6 teaspoons of coffee grounds into the bottom of the urn, and then pour the heated water over the grounds. Allow the water and coffee to steep for four minutes, and then push down on the plunger. This will press the grounds back down to the bottom of the urn, and force hot water through the grounds. Pour your coffee into your cup, and enjoy as normal.
- Coffee Vendors. If your office is large enough, and you have enough people who drink coffee, consider taking a collection for a coffee vendor to come in and provide coffee for your office. Coffee vendors often have a monthly rate that is quite affordable, if spread throughout the entire office. Best of all, you will be able to get great tasting, professionally made coffee for a fraction of the normal cost.
- Fresh ground coffee. Whether you make your own coffee or you hire someone to make it for your, insist on fresh ground coffee. Typically freshly ground coffee provides a much better tasting and more aromatic experience.