10 Ways You Might Be Using Your Coffee Machine Wrongly

What does it take to brew a perfect coffee? Well, a lot. It starts with the coffee beans, then the coffee machine, and even the way you brew your coffee. One tiny mistake can drastically alter the taste and quality of your coffee. Let’s talk about several reasons why your coffee isn’t brewing as well as you want it to and how you can make it right to get the perfect homebrew.

You use the auto-brew function

[caption id="attachment_6081" align="alignnone" width="1439"]Menu function of a coffee machine An auto-brew function may be convenient, but your coffee may lose aroma and flavour, sitting on the warmer. Photo from De’Longhi[/caption] Most automatic coffee makers are programmed with an auto-brew function that allows you to brew your coffee up to 24 hours in advance. The function ensures a fresh, hot cup of coffee is ready on your kitchen countertop every morning. While this may be convenient and handy, ground coffee loses its aroma and flavour in mere minutes. The time that your coffee is sitting on the warming plate before you take your first sip may take away all the delicious aroma of a fresh brew.

You pause your java mid-brew

[caption id="attachment_6087" align="alignnone" width="2560"]milk frothing function of a coffee machine Don’t hit pause as your java mid-brew to yield the perfect homebrew. Photo from
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