How to Make the Best Coffee at Home

It can happen to the best of us... You realize you've been spending way too much money at your local coffee shop, and realize it would be more cost-effective to make your own at home. If you're just getting into the world of coffee and don't know how to make your store-bought coffee come to life at home, we have a few tips for coffee lovers to make your ideal cup of joe at home.



Set down the instant coffee and put your hands in the air!! There is much better coffee out there. 

There are multiple ways you can go about making a good cup of coffee at home. The best way to make it is the way that you love.

Finding the Best Coffee Makers for You

While traditional coffee makers are okay, you might find that finding a machine that is more tailored to your tastes might serve you better on your quest to the perfect cup of coffee. If your go-to orders are things like lattes, Americanos, cappuccinos, or mochas, an espresso machine might be the best option for you. Don't be daunted by the prices of the most expensive espresso makers out there, there are versions for at-home use that are much more affordable and worth the price if you are a daily coffee drinker. 


If you're more of an iced coffee type of person, iced coffee makers might be the place to start. But if you're a fan of regular hot coffee, a high-quality drip machine is the way to go.


If you want to get more fancy with it, there are plenty more options in the coffee world to make you feel like a world-class barista in the comfort of your own home.

French Press and Pour Over

If you'd like to make a single cup of coffee at a time rather than a whole pot of coffee, you might love a French press or pour over setup! French press coffee is known to have a stronger and bolder flavor. Another way to make a delicious brew is to get yourself a pour over kit, including a glass pour over coffee maker, coffee filters, and a stainless steel gooseneck kettle. Pour over coffee is generally smoother and more true to the best flavors of regular coffee. 


These are both DIY methods of combining hot water and your preferred type of coffee while straining out the grounds. There is a lot of controversy among coffee experts about which of these coffee brewing methods is best, but it mostly boils down to your preferred taste.

Cold Brew Coffee

One of the easiest ways to make great coffee is to make cold brew, and if hot beverages aren't your thing, this is definitely the way to go. This is an entirely different brewing process with a drastically different brew time compared to the rest of your options. There are lots of different ways you can go about making cold brew, and you can even get cold brew packs to make it easy on yourself! 


If you like drinking several cups of coffee in one day, this might be your favorite option, because you can make a lot of cups of coffee at once with this method. 

​Grind Your Own Beans

Buying coffee grounds from the store is fine, but freshly-ground coffee is even better! Getting your own burr grinder and some whole coffee beans to grind can really improve the taste of your coffee. Do your research and find a good coffee grinder that suits your preferences. This can work with any of the above brewing methods.


No matter what method you choose, you can skip the coffee shops and make your morning coffee perfect without even having to leave your house! 


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