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6 Simple Rules for Perfect Coffee

‘Fuelled by coffee’ is one tagline that perfectly describes me, a coffee fan-girl I wholeheartedly am.

Anyone who enjoys this hot cup of goodness will agree that not all coffee is created equal. Most of us can easily critique that cup made from various at-home brewers and coffee shops, and we all have our own preferences. Myself, I need that bold coffee taste, and will easily scrunch my nose if it’s watered down too much.

Some people are easily convinced that the perfect cup of coffee is in the name, such as light or medium. Truth be told, there are so many factors that produce that perfect cup – which is why we most often crave and want coffee shop varieties, they have mastered the art of … coffee beans. Yes my friends, a lot lies in that little bean we love so much. It’s not complicated yet oftentimes overlooked when reaching for that cup of goodness, yet here’s 6 simple rules for perfect coffee.

 

6 Simple Rules for Perfect Coffee

 

Check the ‘roasted on’ date before you buy

Always buy coffee that has a ‘roasted on’ date on the bag. Never rely on the ‘use by’ or ‘best before’ date as a guide to freshness. Always buy coffee roasted within the last 14 days, and this might be difficult if buying from a grocer. Your local cafe should be able to help with this.

Buy only as many beans as you will use in 1-2 weeks

It only costs slightly more and the quality is significant. Expect up to 50 cups of coffee per 1lb bag. Do the math, it’s actually quite affordable!

Always grind on demand, just prior to brewing

This way you’ll capture all the delicate aromatics the same as any good cafe. After all, notice they grind just before making? That’s for a reason! If you really don’t want to grind before each and every cup, get a good sealed canister to store small amounts of ground coffee.

Store your beans in a vacuum sealed container

As soon as you open your bag beans, protect the beans from air, heat, moisture, and light to slow down the aging process. It’s recommended a vacuum sealed container stored in the pantry. Never store in the fridge or freezer as this promotes condensation.

Fresh ground

Once you have the fresh beans, grinding is needed to make that perfect cup of coffee. The Breville Smart Grinder Pro helps in this department with programmable conical burr grinder maximizes the potential of any brew.

Choose between ‘cups’ for French Press or Filter and ‘shots’ for Espresso to get the right dose for the coffee you’re brewing. Grind directly into a portafilter or an air-tight container. With 60 settings, it’s one for all!

Breville Smart Grinder Pro

Use the right brewer

Breville Precision Brewer

I’ve been using the Breville Precision Brewer to make my daily coffee, and do I sure notice a difference in taste, it’s like falling in love with my love all over again.

It’s the world’s first drip coffee maker with precise and adjustable temperature control that allows you to brew craft coffee at home, automatically.

Breville Precision Brewer Review

Your perfect cup of coffee is made possible thanks to it’s unique brewing modes: Gold Cup, Fast, Strong Brew, Ice Coffee, Cold Brew, My Brew. The Gold setting is genius as it’s a water temperature and brew time pre-set which was scientifically developed to make that perfect blend.

My Brew enables total customization for bloom time, flow rate, and brewing temperature – so that you can develop your own personal preference and have your favourite with a touch of a button.

 

Speaking of ‘fast’ the Breville Precision Brewer is the world’s fastest 12-cup drip coffee maker to be exact, at only 7 minutes. For those that sacrifice quality and go with pre-made pods for convenience, problem solved. You can have that fast cup of perfect coffee in less time thanks to this brewer.

Also, when you brew smaller volumes, Breville’s Small Cup™ detection system extends contact between coffee and water, for longer –ensuring consistent results and optimal flavour, automatically. I love the pre-sets for daily convenience {or, all day convenience, depending on the day}.

Breville Precision Brewer Review

The secret is in its precise PID temperature control and optimizes water flow and contact time, which taken together, allow you to automatically produce the best tasting cup of coffee from your favourite beans, no matter which style you prefer to make.

While the Precision Brewer has many features and options to suit and taste, the settings really removes the guesswork. At first I was a tad intimidated by such a classy and fully-loaded brewer, but with a little experimentation, it’s simple – and amazing.

Breville Precision Brewer and Smart Grindeer Pro Review

You can also get a Pour-over Adapter for the brewer, which requires a separate attachment that will be exclusively available on Breville.ca this November. HERE is a video demonstrating the function.

The Breville Precision Brewer will allow you to achieve the best tasting café quality coffee, automatically, and will inspire you to recreate the latest in café trends in the comfort of your home. It’s the grand finale and key to the 6 rules for making perfect coffee.

 

* Offer alert!

Right now until 2018, purchase a Breville Precision Brewer and get a mail-in rebate which offers 25% off any Breville grinder and complimentary coffee beans from a micro-roaster in your region.

 

This is a sponsored post. As always, all opinions are my own

 

 

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182 Comments

  1. I want to win Breville Precision Brewer – it’s very modern & has a build in grinder. I love coffee & drink it each morning.

  2. My current coffee machine is an old drip coffee so this would be awesome and since it brews in 7 minutes, it would help me get ready faster.
    I’m glad to learn that there’s a pour over adapter for this machine – that’s pretty interesting.

  3. I am still in search of a good coffee machine and this one looks like it would fit the bill.

  4. Oh wow this would be awesome, we love our coffee and right now I have two machines sitting on my counter because my hubby loves strong while I like mild, and having two coffee machines takes up a lot of room, this would be perfect one machine to make everyone happy!

  5. I would love to win this because Breville is the best at making small appliances. They always have features I never even knew I needed and this coffee maker sounds incredible. I hate the waste and expense of the pod coffee but the convenience is unbeatable but I think this brewer may be worth switching back for.

  6. I’d love to win this because our coffee makers and us don’t seem to always get along. Did you know coffee makers can give a loud bang?! it’s scary, and then funny, and that terrifying because theres no coffee

  7. I’d love to win the Breville Precision Brewer so I can have the freshest possible coffee to start and to finish my days

  8. The biggest feature for me is simply the huge variety of brew options that typical coffee makers just don’t offer. It would be nice to experiment with the various settings to find that truly perfect cup of coffee! Plus it’s just gorgeous to display in the kitchen!

  9. We brew coffee at home daily and would love a new brewer to replace our old one.

  10. I would love to win because we are using a second hand coffee pot and never have consistently good coffee.

  11. I do not own a coffee brewer. I always make my guests coffee in the kettle cup by cup.

  12. I really enjoy good hot coffee, and it looks like this brewer will deliver. I’d love to try it.

  13. My coffee maker is on it’s last legs so I have a feeling this will come in handy soon.

  14. I’d love to win because this brand makes epically good products so I know I’d be getting a great coffee every time.

  15. I would love to win because I could use a new coffee maker, mine is quite old, and this one sounds amazing

  16. I would love to win because I depend on my morning coffee and would love to make it the “perfect” coffee!!!!

  17. Well we love our coffee and grind the beans for the best cup, and … this maker is an absolute beauty!

  18. My coffee maker broke about 4 months ago and have not been able to get one sense. This one looks and sounds amazing! I would love to wake every morning to a fresh cup brewed.
    Thanks!

  19. I would love to win this because Breville is the best on the market and being a family of coffee drinkers this would be a nice addition!

  20. I would love to win as I’d like to make my own iced coffees instead of buying all the time!

  21. I would love to win this because it would make the perfect gift for my coffee-loving mom. Thanks!

  22. I’d love to win so I can make a good, strong coffee in the morning, just the way I like it.

  23. I’d like to win because my current coffee maker is well on its way out and I desperately need my coffee.

  24. My husband is a total coffee fan so he would love this since he could grind his coffee fresh. thanks for the chance.

  25. This brewer is lovely; it would look good on my countertop. And I think with this brewer that I’d be guaranteed a perfect cup (or pot) of coffee everytime.

  26. What an amazing machine, I’d love this because I’m a coffee addict (I guess you could say). I don’t have a coffee machine now as I had to leave mine behind when I left Europe. This would make me the perfect coffee and I suspect a super duper latte too. 🙂

  27. I would love to win because we love coffee and this machine is way better than our old coffee pot.

  28. I would love to win this awesome coffee brewer because we can have a fast cup of perfect coffee in less time!

  29. Still using our 15+ year old coffee maker, time to get with the times..would love this for my husband

  30. My hubby is obsessed with making and having the perfect cup of coffee so I know that he would love this.

  31. I would love to win this for my hubby. His coffee maker needs replaced as it leaks all over the counter when brewing. I keep telling him he needs a new one but he says as long as it works he will keep using it. Yes, he tends to be a bit stubborn that way. 😉

  32. I am not a coffee expert but I love to enjoy good coffee and I like mine a certain temperature.

  33. I would love to win this as I love my coffee and this machien sounds like it would make the perfect cup

  34. I’d so love to win this for my dad. He has friends that come over and they can’t have coffee because he doesn’t own a coffee maker!

  35. I don’t like my coffee as strong as my husband likes it and I often water it down, so have luke warm coffee at the best. This would be perfect

  36. I’d love to win so I can start my day with a fresh great-tasting cup of coffee!

  37. I would love to win because hubby and I are regular coffee drinkers and our current coffee pot has been acting up so it would be nice to have a machine that gave a perfect brew.

  38. I would absolutely love to win this brewer because we are coffee lovers in this house for sure, and to be able to make the perfect cup of coffee in the quickest time from this brewer sounds amazing! Thank you very much for the chance! 🙂

  39. Would love to win because I love my coffee and I would love a machine that would make the perfect cup of coffee, not just an okay cup like the cheap machines make.

  40. Love to win b/c we love coffee & my current coffee maker is old and not great, this one looks awesome, love how you can change the setting to adjust to your style!

  41. for me a great cup of coffee is one of lifes simple pleasures.winning would help me enjoy that perfect cup of coffee!

  42. I would love to win this as it would make the perfect Christmas gift for my Mother-in-law.

  43. Look at all the options! Gold Cup, Fast, Strong Brew, Ice Coffee, Cold Brew, My Brew
    How Awesome!
    We just got out our cheap $15 camping coffee maker and put away the Keurig. We have gotten tired of running out of pods Plus the price of pods are just too much for our budget. We miss smelling fresh coffee brewing in the morning. So yes, we would love love love to win the Breville Precision Brewer. Seven minutes is worth the wait!! Thanks for this chance Tammi

  44. I would love to win this Breville Precision Brewer as a gift for that coffee lover in my life, the hubster.

  45. We haven’t had a drip coffee in years and honestly the pod ones aren’t the same. They’re convenient but this sounds like it would make an amazing cup of coffee…a POT of coffee 🙂 I work from home so it would be great for me.

  46. I have good ground coffee but rarely use it because I can’t be bothered to use my coffee maker. This would help me raise my coffee game.

  47. This looks like great coffee maker. I love my morning (and afternoon) coffee. Love the thermos for keep warm but not scalding to make it bitter.

  48. I’d love to win this as I love coffee and my coffee is the one daily vacation I am guaranteed to take.

  49. This machine seems to have it all. First I love the 12 Cup carafe, especially when entertaining. I detest have to make two pots of coffee when I have more than 8 people over. I also love that I can easily adjust the strength of the coffee. Thanks for the review and of course the giveaway too.

  50. I would love to be able to freshly grind then brew my coffee, for this reason I’d like to win.

  51. I would love to win because I would love to gift this to my mom! She loves coffee and would be thrilled to have this!

  52. It sounds like a perfect coffee brewer with wonderful functions. I do like the grinder.

  53. I love the different brew functions, hubby likes very strong coffee and I like mine weaker!

  54. I would like to win because my present coffee makers keeps turning off in the middle of the pot.

  55. I would love to win the Breville Precision Brewer because it is one of the best brewer on the market and I love a good cup of coffee!

  56. I would love to win this because the coffee maker I have now is on it’s last legs and this would be an awesome upgrade!

  57. I would love to win this for my family because we all love fresh and delicious coffee.

  58. I love the built-in grinder – our current coffee maker doesn’t have one, and I love the taste of freshly ground beans.

  59. I love coffee and would to a coffee maker that grounds the coffee beans.. Awesome feature.

  60. Love to win one cause hubby needs his daily fix early morning and this would come in handy plus I gave my coffee maker to my daughter for her home cause hers died. So now we are without one & the hubster then drinks INSTANT – not tasty at all.

    Thanks @myorganizedchaos.net for the chance

  61. I would love to win the Breville Precision Brewer because I dream of having a great cup of coffee every morning – this would make my dreams come true and help me get through the days (especially the dark, cold winter ones!).

  62. I would love to win this for my husband who would really appreciate a upgraded coffee maker!

  63. I would love to win the Breville Precision Brewer because my present one, which is threatening to die every morning, is not precise at all anymore. It would be nice to have a great cup of coffee in the morning.

  64. I would love to win this prize as coffer is my morning fuel and great tasting coffee is essential. Thanks for the chance!

  65. because our current coffee maker is blinking at me – and on its last legs

  66. I would love to win because I can brew smaller amounts of coffee. Breville’s Small Cup detection system extends contact between coffee and water, making for a great cup of coffee, consistently.

  67. This would be a nice upgrade to our current machine.. I like the thermos and brew settings

  68. My husband is a total coffee snob, so he would love this so much…I’d be wife of the year!

  69. I want to win this awesome Breville coffee machine because I love a rich dark freshly brewed coffee and I need a machine that can deliver just that. I love that this machine has a huge variety of brew options so that everyone else can get a coffee made to their perfection too. 🙂

  70. Our coffee machine is so old now and this one sounds amazing, I would love to add it to our kitchen

  71. We have both a Keurig & a Tassimo that we use for different drinks but it would be really nice to have a coffee maker that makes good coffee not just quick coffee!

  72. I would love to win because my wife and I live on coffee and our coffee makers is getting old and this one looks amazing.

  73. my brother and sister in law are huge coffee lovers and this would be amazing for them…heres hoping

  74. I’d love this because hubby likes his coffee to be much stronger than mine. For that reason, I love all the options to make personalised coffees!

  75. I am in need of a new coffee maker. I have had a few in the last few years and they either never last or don’t make a good cup of coffee.

  76. This mamas machine finally went on the blink and drinking this instant (if you want to call it coffee) is ewwwwwwwwww but this machine is ahhhhhhhh has all the bells and whistles thanks to your youtube video 🙂 it was awesome …would be an amazing birthday gift which is in a few weeks to fix this problem of no coffee …… I am having java withdrawals lol and this mama needs her real coffee ..beautiful machine Tammi ty for the chance and fingers crossed …good luck everyone she is a beauty

  77. My husband loves coffee and this would be perfect for the quick weekday cup of coffee, but also for the weekend when there is time to sit and relax over several cups.

  78. We have a very old machine and this machine looks very good with lots of different functions. It will be great to own one so that every one in the house can enjoy their own personalized coffee

  79. Our breville espresso machine broke and I am in desperate need of breville’s delicious caffination!

  80. I like that you can set the brew time and customize your coffee. I like stronger coffees in the evening but lighter coffees in the morning and being able to adjust each brew would be great.

  81. I would actually love to gift this to my mom for Christmas. Her coffee maker broke a couple months ago so I know she would really appreciate this

  82. I would love to win this coffee maker because everytime I make coffee it tastes different than before. Some good and sometimes not so good. This sounds like a great coffee maker with settings that will ensure I get the same results everyday.

  83. I would love the Breville Precision Brewer so we can make enough coffee for everyone in one step and to perfection. No more, one at a time with company.

  84. I would love this new coffee maker..my Keurig single cup just isn’t working anymore. I miss the taste of brewed coffee

  85. I would love to win this because I would not have to leave my house for a great brew

  86. I have 2 young kids so I have coffee in my blood. My coffee make have out on the weekend and I had little heart attack

  87. Huge coffee drinker here! I am always in a rush in the morning and love that this is the fastest dripper coffee!

  88. I would love to win this for my Mom , she goes through 2 coffee makers a year , she drinks coffee all day and night , she would really love this 🙂

  89. I like how fast it brews -the Breville Precision Brewer is the world’s fastest 12-cup drip coffee maker to be exact, at only 7 minutes.

  90. I would love to win this as I absolutely love my coffee and this would make it easier to make.

  91. I would love to have a perfect cup of coffee in the morning. My machine is old and the timer no longer works. This machine looks like perfection!

  92. I’d love to win because an excellent cup of coffee would be the best way to start my day and this Breville Smart Grinder Pro looks like ti would do the job. And it also a very nice looking appliance that would be perfect on my kitchen counter

  93. I love this because you can choose your perfect cup of coffee!! We have a single cup machine but would love this for days where one cup doesn’t do it…. lol

  94. I would love to win this because I’ve been drinking instant coffee for years and it’s time for me to switch to brewed!

  95. My old coffee brewer is 20 some years old and I would like to replace it wit a premium type unit.

  96. our whole family is addicted to coffee – this would make a sweet addition to our outdated kitchen !

  97. Over the last few years, I have gained an appreciation of good coffee. I would love to try the Breville Precision Brewer to get a great cuppa!

  98. I would be thrilled to receive the Breville Precision Brewer. I am replacing my pop habit with coffee and I really am a novice when it comes to coffee. In order for me to completely kick cola, the perfect cup of coffee is a must so I need help. I want to savour and appreciate a really great cup of fresh hot coffee.

  99. I would love this because for years we have been using pods and it would be great to have just a great cup of brewed fresh coffee

  100. I would love to win this because I love my coffee, all day long. And a good coffee maker is essential for a coffee lover like me. 🙂

  101. I would love to win the Breville Precision Brewer! I’ve been using my Cuisinart Grind and Brew for 10 years and it was the best I could find at the time. It’s pretty much reached its end and I’ve heard nothing but good about the Breville. This would be such a wonderful win. Thank you!

  102. As a large family that is continually growing, this would make an excellent addition for all the coffee addicts that we are!

  103. I would love to win a Brevile maker because the settings of strong brew, mybrew, etc, are intriguing me.

  104. We have a Kuerig, but sometime it would be great to be able to brew a pot of coffee.

  105. I’d love to win this because my husband bough our last coffee maker and I don’t want
    To tell him it’s garbage , winning rather than buying would spare his feelings ????

  106. First off I am in need of a new brewer but most importantly (secondly) I love the features of this brewer.

  107. I would love to win this coffee brewer because ours is getting old, and we do coffee everyday! Thanks

  108. We are major coffee lovers ! Would love this coffee maker and will brag about it to all of our friends 🙂
    @awesomeamy8

  109. I would love to win this because my current coffee maker is not working too well anymore.

  110. I like cappuccino, my mom likes latte, my bestie likes chocolate anything…see my dilemma…lol?

  111. I would like this brewer, so that I can make a pot of coffee, have an individual cup one right now, but when we have a crowd it just doesn’t do it.

  112. I would love to win as it seems that this machine takes all the guesswork out of brewing a fine cup of coffee.

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