How To Make A Great Cup Of Coffee On A Budget

Great coffee doesn’t have to cost the earth, you don’t have to have a huge budget or expensive equipment all you need is the right know-how and a little bit of patience.

Because we’re all too busy and awfully stressed out most of the time so why not take that little bit of time and make yourself a truly superb cup of coffee in the morning.

Then maybe another one an hour later and two or three more after that…

Or that could just be me!

So here are 5 ways you can start making a more delicious cup of coffee without overspending.

Buy A French Press Or A Drip Machine

Most people have a French press tucked away at the back of a cupboard, and most people never use it. 

Honestly? I’m the same.

But the French press is a great way to make good coffee with very little budget, but my wife bought me a drip coffee maker and the Press has been gathering dust ever since.

And you can actually get a really good coffee maker for under $100 that will make a great cup of coffee day in and day out.

It’s a higher investment compared to the French press but a good coffee maker will last and pay itself off over and over in pleasure and ease.

I’ve had my coffee maker for 4 years and it’s still going strong.

And all you need to buy are coffee filters once it’s going, or you could get a reusable filter and you won’t even have to do that!

Give Up Instant Coffee

This is the quickest and easiest thing you can do to up your coffee game, switch from instant coffee over to ground coffee you have to brew yourself.

Yes you can go to a local artisan roaster and get yourself some truly superb coffee, and I’d recommend it, but if you’re on a budget then getting your coffee from the supermarket is also completely fine. 

If you can see if any of them have a roast date on the bag and of course go for the shortest date. A lot of them don’t and that’s totally fine, you’ll just want to get the right grind size for your roast.

A lot of coffee snobs always say that coffee gets ruined within 15 minus of grinding. And sure if you’ve tasted a lot of coffee and have developed a palette then you will taste a difference vs freshly ground coffee.

But for most people like us you’ll get on just fine with the supermarkets pre ground coffee.

Weigh Out The Coffee And The Water

This might sound like a lot of work but trust me it’s worth it, because you’ve only got a great cup of coffee when you can make it the same twice in a row.

It does require a digital scale, but you don’t need to go so far as to get one that goes down to 0.0 grams, you just need a digital one that will show a 1 gram difference.

Now you’ll want to weigh out your coffee at 27 grams for every 500 grams of water.

That’s two good cups of coffee and the only ratio I use for my drip coffee maker. And you can easily double it if you have people come over!

It’s a little step but as I said you’ll get a rock solid and excellent cup of coffee every morning if you do it this way.

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