Coffee Quick Tip for the Home Barista
For those with a grinder at home – after making your coffee/s for the day, ground coffee is often kept trapped in the chamber between the blades and the doser. By the next morning these grinds have been exposed to air and left overnight in the chamber. If you were to make a coffee in the morning using these grinds, that first coffee will be thin and weak, or not interact properly during extraction.
What you need to do: Purge 1-2 full doses of coffee in the morning to ensure all the stale coffee has passed from the machine. This will guarantee that you are serving fresh grounded coffee for your very first cup 🙂
Pre-ground coffee: For those with pre-ground coffee – obviously grinding at the time of extraction is ideal, but not everyone has a grinder – we get it! What we can say is keep those grinds away from heat so the grinds don’t clump together. Don’t store your ground coffee on top of the machine or anywhere that gets too much sun. The fridge is a sound idea for storing, but so is any cool dry place.
Extra tip: Use a fork or anything thin and pronged to mix up grinds and ensure a more even extraction of coffee 🙂