Throw away your automatic coffee maker. "Investing in a Hario V60, a kitchen scale, and a small grinder are all you need to produce coffee shop quality coffee for years and years, said Rubinstein.
Use good water
Your coffee is 98% water. Make sure yours tastes neutral. If your water has any mineral or chemical tastes, filter it first or use bottled water.
Grind right before you brew
Ground coffee starts staling after five minutes. Grinding your coffee beans by the cup will make the single biggest difference between a good and bad cup.
Weigh your coffee
The ideal ratio is 16 grams of water for every 1 gram of ground coffee, and that formula can be applied to any number of cups.
Drink it black
Milk and sugar simply mask the taste of the beans. If brewed well, using fresh, quality beans, your cup of black coffee will surprise you with its deliciousness.