Weird Ways to Make Better Coffee
Some of the stranger ways to make better coffee, that just might work!
We've done some weird things to both beverages in general as well as how we source our beans.
But what about after the coffee gets to our house? Do the tools we use change its flavor? Is there anything we can add or change to make it better?
The answer is a resounding "YES!"
Try a Gold Filter
Instead of your standard paper filter, try a gold filter.
Real 23 karat gold, not gold "tone," which is code for "fake." Similar to cubit zirconia compared to a real diamond.
The reason is simple. Coffee that flows through a paper filter tastes like...paper. Additionally, any of the essential oils of the coffee can get trapped in that absorbent paper filter.
Gold is non-reactive, and will not change the flavor of your coffee like a paper, or even other metal filters can.
Gold filters are also re-usable and dishwasher safe. So they are green too!
Salt is kind of an odd things to think to add to coffee, but I have tried it and it works! I added it to an already smooth coffee, and it was almost too smooth (if that is possible).
The mechanism of how salt masks the bitterness is not really understood right now. It might be a short-circuit on the way to our brain, or some other explanation. Salted chocolate and salted caramel have become popular lately. Guess what? it works for coffee too. A nice celtic sea salt should do the trick.
You can either sprinkle it on your grounds, or even right into your coffee. Not too much! Just a pinch, or even a few crystals should do it. You don't want salty coffee, just a little smoother.
Sources: Salt Trumps Bitter
I first read about this a while ago, and thought it was really an odd suggestion. I was doing the keto diet and still am now, so milk wasn't a great option for me. I usually used heavy cream. But I was willing to give this a shot.
Tasty, savory. I was salivating. About a tablespoon. Adjust to taste, of course.
Now, my source says that salted coffee is a crime. I disagree, and think of it as a tool you use when needed. He also recommends MCT oil, grass-fed butterm and specialized coffee. I didn't do all that, just used regular old butter. My local supermarket does stock Kerrygold butter, which I would like to give a try. Don't buy it online though, it is too expensive to ship.
Source: Bulletproof Exec