Making yourself a cup of coffee isn’t hard. But making yourself a good cup of coffee – we’re talking about one that can rival the kind that costs £4.50 and comes prepared by the barista you’ve got a huge crush on – is no mean feat. The difference between drinking a smooth and nutty brew that perks you up just the right amount versus an acrid mug of over-roasted coffee that hangs around the back of your throat for a couple of hours is startling. A good cup of coffee can make your day seem a little brighter even in the darkest of times whereas a bad cup can put you in a foul mood for the foreseeable future. Or, at the very least, until it’s time for your next cup of coffee.
Life is too short for bad coffee. So, here are five of our top tips for making the perfect cup of coffee.