How to Make Your Best Ever Cup of Coffee
Coffee is known for a myriad of health benefits, from weight maintenance to cancer cure and so more. Of course, we also know that it's the best part of waking up, but are all coffee the same? At least, is it the same coffee experience for all of us who wake up and look forward to our first cup of the day? Obviously, no.

There are different ways of making coffee, even if probably, they were all meant to be the same. But because we're different people and got our coffee-making knowledge - or skills - from different sources like, it's natural that we have our own rounds and routines.

Then again, there are the so-called coffee specialists, people who actually studied coffee as a bean and as a beverage, its history, how it evolved and the equipment and methods of making, yes, the perfect cup. Styles and techniques differ, but according to the experts, these are the most basic rules we can all start with when trying to make coffee that rocks:

Keep your pot clean.

You may be surprised how ugly your coffee pot has become from the time you bought it. Based on a report by NSF International, a global health consulting body, coffee pots might just have more germs, even coliform bacteria, than your toilet seat. So be sure to clean it using warm water and white vinegar at least weekly.

Know and practice the right methods of storing coffee.

A lot of people don't think this would matter, but it does. The fridge, freezer, and areas near your heater or air conditioner are hardly the best spots for your coffee beans. If you put them in any of those places, you will end up drying them out, which is definitely bad. Also remember that coffee that instantly go stale. As soon as you grind the beans and put them out in the open, exposed to oxygen, it will go stale after five minutes. The best thing to do is to brew immediately or store your beans in an air-tight container.

Stick to filtered water.

Because coffee is nearly all water, you have to make sure you use good quality water or the whole cup will go bad. According to the National Coffee Association, filtered water is the best, while softened or distilled water should be avoided.

Invest in good equipment.

Finally, yes, equipment does matter, although this doesn't automatically mean you have to get the most expensive coffeemaker out there. But at least, you have to get a brand that is known for making great quality coffee. Do a separate research on this one.