How to get that coffee-shop coffee taste at home?
January 22, 2009 7:04 PM Subscribe
My home brewed coffee doesn't cut it anymore, and I want it to taste more like coffee shop coffee. What should I do? Suggestions for new coffee maker/grinder?
posted by rsanheim to Food & Drink (44 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
My coffee is decent, but still doesn't have the taste of a good cup from a coffee shop.
I buy fresh beans from local roasters and grind them right before brewing, and use filtered water from a brita. So I have the freshness/water quality angle covered. I use plenty of coffee per pot, so I don't think its just a strength issue.
I think the problem lies in my coffee maker (an average Braun drip machine) and blade grinder (crappy). I can replace both from Amazon, as I have some gift cards to use, I'm just not sure what to get. I've heard suggestions to go with a burr grinder, and to look for a coffee maker that can brew very hot. My budget is $200 - $300. Timers and what not are nice but not critical.
Please don't suggest french press - I have two or three presses and use them occasionally, but they are just too much mess and hassle right now.
Anything suggestions that I'm missing to get to coffee nirvana are appreciated.