Making coffee can be a simple process, but there are plenty of little things that you can do to make a bad cup. Assuming you’d rather be making a good cup of coffee, start by avoiding these common mistakes.
Brewing With Stale Coffee
The most common way to end up with a bland cup is to use coffee that has gone stale. Roasted whole beans will stay reasonably fresh for up to 1 to 2 weeks if kept in an air-tight container. Ground coffee only stays fresh for a few days.