How to brew the best coffee at home

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Brewing a delicious homemade cup of coffee takes more than the right bean.

It’s no surprise you can save big by brewing your coffee at home. In fact 83% of Americans already prefer to make their own cup.

And as we reported earlier on Savvy Spender, the best store-bought ground beans are sometimes the cheapest like this one from Wal-mart for just $3.38 for an 11 ounce can.

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But there’s yet another ingredient that creates the best home-brewed results: the right machine. Coffee experts suggest purchasing coffeemakers that can reach high temperatures of between 195 – 205 degrees Farenheight while brewing.

Also See: Is Starbucks Really the Best Coffee?

For example, this $300 Cusinart allows me to adjust the temperature to three settings: Regular, Hot and X-Hot. The hotter the brew – the better the taste.

But you don’t have to spend $100 or more for the perfect temperature. Consumer Reports recommends brands for $40 or less like Mr. Coffee, Black and Decker and Bella Dots Collection 12-cup.  

What are some of your home brewing tips? Connect with me on Twitter @farnoosh and use the hashtag #finfit

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