We bet you are making 1 or more of these coffee mistakes

Published on: 12 February 2022, 10:00 am IST

Can’t live without your cup of joe? It’s time to fix these coffee mistakes right away.

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9 coffee mistakes of your life, unravelled! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

If coffee is your poison, we have a question for you – Are you sipping on it the right way? Wait, let us rephrase it – Are you making the most common coffee mistakes that might be taking the essence from your cuppa? We aren’t kidding sistah, because nutritionists and dieticians also believe that the simplest things like the temperature of the water can do a lot of wrong to your coffee.

So, what are the sins you have been committing, while brewing that cup of coffee? Well, read on to know.

9 coffee mistakes that might seem harmless but can be a total screw-up

  1. Not brewing it right

    Every method of brewing such as drip system, French press, espresso and cold brew will bring in different flavours to the coffee. Some make it very strong, while others like it balanced and light. Experimenting with the correct contact time until you get the right balance of taste is needed to get the best cuppa.

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    Know your coffee! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
  2. Temperature of water isn’t apt

    It’s important to reach the right temperature of water to get the best flavour of beans. Cold water will result in flat underextracted coffee, while water that’s too hot will also cause a loss of quality in the taste of the coffee.

  3. Adding excess sugar
    “Coffee loaded with refined sugar may lead to excess energy, and increase the risk of obesity. Try to consume your cuppa with less sugar or add cinnamon powder to add sweetness to the coffee,” shares Priya Palan, dietitian at Zen Multispeciality Hospital, with Health Shots.
  4. Not selecting the right kind of beans

    The quality and flavour of the coffee is not only determined by the process, but also by the type of coffee beans. The best idea is to try and enjoy different combinations.

  5. Bought too much in one go

    Buy smaller quantities of freshly roasted coffee more frequently. It starts losing its freshness almost immediately after roasting.

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    Limit your coffee and tea intake to minimise your risk of iron deficiency. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
  6. Choosing a dirty equipment

    Make sure to choose correct and clean equipment to brew the coffee. Wipe clean the machine daily to prevent any residue, and regularly check the removable parts.

  7. Storing coffee in the wrong place

    Coffee’s greatest enemies are air, light, moisture and heat. It’s important to store coffee in an opaque, airtight container to avoid humidity and light, so as to not compromise on the taste of coffee.

  8. Wrong coffee timings

    Post lunch meal coffee can disrupt sleep patterns and keep you awake till late at night. It can reduce the sleep quality and quantity. Fix it by quitting coffee consumption late in the day.

  9. Too much indulgence

Caffeine in coffee is an addictive substance. It can lead to physical as well as psychological dependency. One may experience withdrawal symptoms like headaches, irritability and fatigue, due to several hours of the gap in coffee consumption.

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Coffee has its benefits too

“Benefits of coffee are defined by the type of beans and how the coffee is brewed. It is linked with plenty of good things, as it is high in antioxidants. It also contains caffeine, which can cause problems in some. Caffeine in moderate doses (2 to 3 cups max) may cause increased alertness, energy and concentration, but in large doses can have harmful effects,” concludes Palan.

Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.

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