Time needed: 5 minutes.
Making coffee at home saves you a fortune, is better for the environment (by not wasting cups) and tastes better! What’s not to love? I absolutely love coffee and cannot function without my morning fix, however, I can’t drink any old coffee. I’m a real snob! Moreover, I refuse to get ripped off on overpriced takeaway coffee, and it doesn’t even taste that good! This how-to article explains what you’ll need and how to make better-tasting coffee than Starbucks!
- Get a Moka Pot (if you don’t already have one)
I’ve tried every way to make the perfect cup of coffee from expensive machines, cafetieres and Nespresso capsules. Hands-down, Moka Pots make the best coffee – it’s also how the Italians make their coffee so who’s to argue?
- Buy your favourite filter coffee
There’s so much choice in the supermarket some of my favourites include; Grumpy Mule, Cafe Direct and Starbucks – yeah, I know this how-to was about making better coffee than Starbucks, however, their filter coffee made in a Moka Pot does taste better than their takeaway coffee!
- Pour cold water into the Moka Pot base
- Put ground coffee into the funnel filter
Place funnel filter into the Moka Pot base, add your ground coffee and screw the upper chamber onto the base.
- Put on Stove for a 2-3 minutes
Place Moka Pot onto your stove and heat for a few minutes. As the water boils it passes through the filter into the upper chamber and makes delicious coffee.
- Pour coffee into a thermos flask
Pour your coffee into a good travel mug (assuming you’re going outside!). I’ve had a “Contigo Autoseal Travel Mug” for 2 years and it’s still going strong. It’s well-engineered and doesn’t leak!
- Add cream/ milk (optional)
This is obviously a personal preference. IMO adding a little single cream makes all the difference; the subtle sweetness softens coffee and makes it even more delicious.
- Enjoy your coffee and save serious cash
Easily save £60 per month on coffee compared to buying takeaway coffee in Starbucks. This is a conservative estimate based on drinking a Grande Americano Monday -Friday from Starbucks at £3.10. This is compared to £2.50 for a 200-gram bag of filter coffee which makes me 20 large cups of pure expresso ( I like strong coffee!). A 200-gram bag of filter coffee will probably last you even longer and save you more.