When you’re making coffee at the office, you aren’t going to make the best coffee you’ve ever tasted. You’re going to make something that is relatively cheap and easy. Most likely, you are going to be using a pod system-based coffee, meaning that you have a small bag or cup that’s filled with flavor that you mix with water to make the coffee. Here are some ways to make sure that your office coffee tastes as good as possible.
1. Use Double the Amount of Recommended Coffee
If you have a pod-based coffee maker, then you are going to need to use two pods, flavor packets, or cups per serving of water that the machine recommends. If you are making regular coffee, simply measure out the amount of coffee that is double what you normally would use. Then, if your machine has this setting, set the machine to espresso. This will ensure that the flavor is mixed carefully and evenly. Doing this step will help get the caffeine levels of one cup of coffee up to the normal level of a coffeehouse purchased cup.
2. Sprinkle Salt into the Grounds
If your coffee maker uses coffee grounds rather than flavor pods, then you might want to consider sprinkling one or two teaspoons of salt into the grounds before you start brewing a cup. This will help sharpen the flavor of the coffee. Do not sprinkle the salt into your cup before you make your coffee because this will make your coffee taste salty and more bitter than it already does.
3. Use a Hot Chocolate Packet with Your Coffee
Once you have brewed your coffee, take an instant hot chocolate packet and stir it in, adding some milk instead of creamer. This will help give your coffee a more creamy, sweet taste since you are literally adding the chocolate powder to it. Make sure that you have a large enough cup when you stir in the hot chocolate or else it will be difficult to stir it in without making a mess.
4. Try to Use Only Filtered Water
If possible, try to make your office coffee using only filtered water. This will allow you to make sure that the flavor of the water or the chemicals in the water is not messing up your coffee’s taste.