Cheapest Way to Make Coffee with K Cup
I admit that I am a frugal man with little money to expense for my hobbies. However, drinking a freshly brewed Latte or Java coffee is one of my favorite hobbies. Years ago, I used to go to a nearby coffee-shop to have morning and late-night coffee. It tasted delicious.
Nonetheless, expending 5-10$ for coffees soon turned out to be a rather expensive hobby for me. So, I decided to make them myself in my home. And with years of experience, I have perfected the art of the cheapest way to make coffee without compromising to its freshness, and taste.
The Tremendous And Cheapest Coffee Brewing Method
Like most people, my first coffee-making experience came at a high price. Those Espresso machines with price range reaching up to 500$ were discouraging me. However, a K cup coffee maker instantly solved my financial issues with its lower costing and better performance.
So, here, I go with my style of making a barista-quality cup of coffee in my kitchen at a cheaper rate.
Arabica, and Robusta; these are the two types of coffee plants serving the entire coffee industry.
- Robusta: It is known for its raw bitter taste with a higher amount of caffeine and acidic elements in it. Being cheaper than the Arabic variety, it comes with occasional stomach soring experience for some coffee drinkers.
- Arabica: With nearly half of the caffeine compared to Robusta, it comes at a higher price range. However, if you carefully read the labels, you should find the right blend of Arabica coffee beans nearly at the same price of Robusta or a bit higher.
The Quality Whole Beans Make The Difference
A lot of people prefer buying already grounded coffees beans instead of the wholesome beans. Of course, it saves your time from grinding them and is rather cost-effective. Nonetheless, Kuissential, the famous coffee selection guideline recommends buying a good-quality of wholesome coffee beans to extract the best taste from the coffee.
Although many people find it expensive, in reality, it costs lesser than a cup of coffee at the shop. I suggest you to not compromise with the quality of the coffee beans least it should come to you with the worst coffee you never want to taste again. I always try to buy locally roasted coffee beans with valve-sealed packets, which comes with a better flavor and taste but a lower price tag.
Careful Preservation Is A Mandatory Necessity
When I first started brewing my coffees, I was often surprised to see that it began to taste dull and out of flavor after a few days. I was at a bay to find the reason. I even went on to buy a higher-priced coffee-bean so that the flavor remains intake throughout the duration.
Ah, what a fool I was! Little did I know, it all rested upon the preservation system of my coffee beans. Since then, I have started to store my raw beans in an airtight glass jar in my room temperature, and it has successfully held the taste and flavor of the coffee. Storing in freezers makes it vulnerable against the humidity. So, if you store your coffee beans in the freeze, leave it to return to the room temperature before you grind it with a coffee press.
Never Make Your Coffee Cool
Unless you are a big fan of cold or iced coffee, never allow your brewed coffee to become cold. Many people make a large amount of coffee and store it in average temperature and then reheat it from time to time whenever they drink it. Unfortunately, it a bad practice as according to Tasting Table, reheating your coffee either in a stove or in a microwave changes the chemical formation, and thus, it becomes worst to taste.
Moreover, reheating needs you a good amount of electricity or fuel and ultimately adding up to some unnecessary cost to your coffee-making process. So, many experts actually suggest you throw away your cool coffee, which is pure wastage of money according to me.
Therefore, you might store your coffees in an insulated container if you want to drink it for an extended period. I personally prefer storing as much coffee as I might consume for the next hour.
Never Waste Instead Measure It To The Appropriate Proportion
Although single or K-cup coffee makers are convenient, they tend to use coffee grounds more than necessary to make a perfectly brewed cup of coffee. On the contrary, the Espresso coffee makers are even more expensive while uses almost the same amount of coffee grinds.
I have been using grinds to make the coffee with a measurement of my own. I have summed up how much coffee do I need to pour in the pod with water to get the desired taste level while keeping the quality intact. If you try it for a few times with the different amount of coffee while brewing, you should find the right measurement for your taste bud. It will help you to reduce the unnecessary use of coffee beans and lower your cost. One way of measuring the exact amount of coffee is to blend the wholesome coffee beans with a quality coffee press.
Coffee Press Brings A Good Result
While there are many people accustomed to using coffee filters, I firmly prescribe you to go with a neatly build coffee press machine. In fact, I have been using it for some years with a satisfactory result.
Yes, coffee filters are initially cheaper than the press machine. But it adds up to the cost each time you use it more than once. On the contrary, the coffee press is a onetime investment. To add to this, the specialists from our favorite Starbucks suggest coffee lovers all over the world to use a coffee press for a tasty coffee. The filters often remove the oily part of the beans while brewing turning the coffee to taste nasty over time. A coffee press, on the other hand, helps you to preserve the proper chemical structure of the coffee.
Nonetheless, if you want the perfectly pressed coffee grinds, at first heat the water up to 210° and wait for around 30 seconds to pour it in the coffee press, it will help you get the most appropriate taste.
In a world of billions of coffee lovers with numerous varieties of coffees and hundreds of coffee brewing methods, the ways above are here to cover the surface level information. With your own experience, you might discover better tricks to make a cheaper way to make an excellent cup of coffee in a convenient process. Therefore, these tips are here only to guide you through the initial methods to minimize the cost of your coffee making. I would look forward to hearing about even more cost-effective ways of brewing a barista-quality cup of coffee.