5 steps to brew better capsule coffee at home

In the next coming days or maybe weeks, a lot more countries are imposing restrictions in an attempt to flatten the curve to combat the spread of COVID-19. This also means we have more time at home to self-reflect, learn new skills, and work on new projects.

For those who own a capsule machine at home, we feel it is time to put your capsule machine to good use. So, we have come up with a few simple steps to make sure you get the most out of your capsule brewing setup. 

1. Make sure your machine is all filled up with water!

One of the most important things to remember is to always refill the water tank to prevent the machine from running out of water for brewing. This will disrupt the flow and your coffee might not taste the best due to this. It is also recommended to use filtered water to get the best out of your coffee. 

2. Warm up your machine.

Press any buttons to switch on your capsule machine. Generally, it takes around 25-30 seconds to heat up your machine and don’t wait too long, it might cool down again. When the buttons are lit, the machine is now ready for brewing. You may choose to flush some water to prime the machine.

3. Pick a capsule. 

While waiting for your capsule machine to warm up, take this opportunity to pick the right capsule to start off your day. Remember, it is fun to match your mood and taste profile of the coffee to maximise your coffee drinking experience. For example, if you feel flustered, try something citrusy to brighten up your mood.

4. Flush your machine.

So now that you have filled up your capsule machine, make sure to flush your machine by letting the water flow through after you pressed the button (without the capsule). This is  good practice to clear out any coffee residues from the previous capsule and also to prime your machine.

5. Shake and insert the capsule into the machine.

Warm capsule machine, checked. Pick your favourite coffee capsule, checked. Fill the tank with water, checked. Flush the machine, checked! Now, all we need to do is pop the capsules into the machine and brew it. Before we do that, make sure to give it a good shake. This will help even out the coffee grounds inside the capsule for a better brew. 

We hope these steps can help you better brew your coffee at home. Do let us know if you have any tips to share! Tag us at @drinkmorning on Instagram and we’d love to hear from you. Stay healthy and caffeinated!

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