If there’s one thing that’s universally agreed, it’s that we all want a better cup of coffee in the morning without having to devote an hour towards making it.
Instant simply isn’t good enough, Yuck.
Make Mornings Quick with Better Coffee in a Hurry
So what can you do?
I’ve got 5 quick and easy tips you can use to start making better coffee in the morning, even as a busy mom.
Buy Fresh Coffee
This is the biggest and easiest win you can start right off the bat. Instead of going for your regular ol’ grocery store brew that’s been sitting on the shelf for who knows how long, buy fresh coffee.
You can buy some of the best coffee beans online or you can look up online as to whether you’ve got a local coffee roaster nearby. Staying local is the best option as you can strike up a relationship with them, they can help recommend coffee you like and they can grind it to the specific brew method you like to use in the morning.
It’ll likely be a little more expensive but the quality is night and day in comparison, give it a try because while you need a quick coffee in the morning you deserve a good coffee.
Use An Aeropress
If you’re feeling a little fancier and want to get hands-on then you can’t go wrong with an Aeropress.
This fancy little gadget goes a long way towards a better cup of coffee with the advantage you only have to leave it 1 minute to brew!
The downside is that you do need a kettle of some kind to boil the water but you can get either an electric kettle or a stovetop top one and while it’s boiling you can sort out the prep for the Aeropress so it’s all done and dusted in less than 5 minutes.
It might take a few attempts to play around with the ratio but once you’ve got it you’ll notice a huge difference compared to a traditional coffee maker cup.
Weigh your coffee
On the theme of the Aeropress, you might consider getting yourself a small digital scale. With it, you can weigh out your coffee grounds, weigh out your water, and make a consistently wonderful cup of coffee.
It’s a small extra step to add in but again one that can unlock the wonders of a great cup of coffee.
Plus, if you want to start using an Aeropress you’ll probably want a scale to go with it. You can use the scoop they provide but a scale is more accurate.
Consider Cold Brew
Cold-brew, unlike iced coffee, can take a little more time at the weekend to make, but you can make a big batch of cold brew concentrate and just top it up with hot water as and when you need it.
So it’s more work upfront but is possibly the fastest way to a great cup of joe, although again you’ll need to use a kettle of some kind for heating the water.
But that’s only if you want it hot, cold brew can be enjoyed just as the name suggests, cold, which is even easier if you’re in a real hurry in the morning.
Use Bottled Water
Finally, you’re going to want to avoid using your tap water, if you wouldn’t happily drink a glass of it.
Especially if you’re in a bigger city I know lots of people who say their tap water is disgusting and they don’t like to drink it, and then go ahead and fill up their kettles and machines with it!
Boiling doesn’t remove the bad taste and that bad taste is going straight into your cup.
Instead, use bottled water, it doesn’t have to be super expensive fancy spring water, just clean bottled water that’s not going to ruin the taste of your cup of coffee.