Ordering coffee from your favorite café can be a treat, but it’s not the most budget-friendly option.
Making a cup at home is a cheaper alternative, so Insider spoke with coffee experts about their best tricks for at-home brewing.
Read on for some easy ways to step up your coffee game.
Start by cleaning your coffee maker regularly
“Make sure to get into the nooks and crannies of each part, especially where the coffee drains through the filter,” he said. “The taste and aroma of old coffee really muddles the flavor of freshly brewed coffee.”
The best way to clean those hard-to-reach stains is by tossing in a dash of baking soda, a splash of vinegar, and some water. Then, let it sit overnight and it’ll scrub right off the following day, according to Zad.
Consider trying out a new brewing method, like French press or moka pot
Moka pot, French press, AeroPress, Chemex, and a variety of pour-overs are just the beginning.
If you don’t know where to start, Viguera said there are plenty of online resources, and most coffee-roasting companies have tutorials on their sites.