Newsweek’s Budget Travel weblog discusses the limitations of most drip coffee makers, then highlights how to brew a better pot despite those limitations. For example, the post claims that your drip coffee maker probably never reaches the perfect brewing temperature. The solution:
Do a “trial run” of your coffee maker—without coffee—to heat up the machine. Pour the heated water back into the device and brew your coffee as usual. While you won’t get the water to a perfect level of hotness, you will get it pretty darned close.
The post covers a few more smart hacks for accomplishing a better cup when your brewer isn’t ideal, so if a good cup of coffee is what keeps you going on a long day, these tips could save you the cost of a trip to your coffee shop but still provide you with a good cup. Photo by emdot.