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If your day cannot get started without a morning cup of coffee, know that you are not alone. Millions of people worldwide brew a fresh pot of coffee daily as part of their morning ritual. It is not feasible to run to the nearest barista for a cup of cappuccino or Nespresso every time you are hit with a coffee craving. This would simply be a waste of time and money. Ramtons’ range of coffee machines lets you sip freshly brewed coffee any time in the comfort of your home or office. We can help you with some tips for brewing the perfect cup of java:

Grind Right

A coffee maker will only make a cup that is as good as what you put in it, so you should start with the beans themselves. For more flavourful coffee, you should buy fresh coffee beans and grind them yourself, rather than buying pre-ground coffee. A coffee’s taste comes from a balance of delicate flavor compounds within the cells of the coffee bean. When it is pre-ground, exposure to the air will react with the coffee and cause it to lose some of its properties. Coffee reaches its peak flavor just days after it has been roasted and should be consumed within a month of its roast date.

Regular Cleaning

Due to the constant use of coffee makers, the residual dried coffee oils and grounds can ruin the taste of your newer brews. It is advisable to follow these steps to clean your coffee maker:

1. Put a paper filter in place

2. Fill the water chamber with equal parts of white vinegar and water

3. Start the machine and turn it off when it’s halfway through the brew cycle

4. Let the solution sit for half an hour

5. Finish the brew cycle

6. Throw out the vinegar solution and replace the paper filter

7. Run the brew cycle with a full pot of water to get rid of any remnant vinegar

8. Repeat the cycle with one more full pot of water

Coffee-Water Ratio

Ideally, a ratio of 1:20 (that’s one-part coffee to 20-parts water or about 7.5g of coffee to 150ml of water) makes a fairly strong cup of coffee. But some people go as high as 1:14 or as low as 1:30. It is up to you to decide what tastes best.

Use the right water

An overlooked aspect of brewing coffee is the quality of the water you use. Water is 98 percent of a cup of coffee. Using hard water that is full of minerals will not bond well with the dissolved particles from the coffee, leading to an under-extracted, weak coffee. Not only that but, this higher mineral content is what also causes a build-up of lime deposit in your coffee maker. You should also be using cold water because most coffee makers are programmed to heat water to the right temperature by the time it hits the coffee grounds, and that’s when the extraction process happens.

You will find the best-in-class coffee maker and espresso machines from the Ramtons range, which guarantees excellent espressos, lattes, and cappuccinos with every brew and allows you to customize your cup. These coffee machines offer brilliant functionality, ease, and consistency for each cup of coffee. Ramtons aims to make lives in the home and kitchen easier through innovative products, ample availability, and strong support. Giving ideas for easy living, Ramtons believes in making your shopping journey easy from the point of purchase to the point of use. Our kitchen equipment is all about combining functionality, convenience, and modernity.

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