Find your perfect recipe. The slightest changes to the way you brew your coffee can alter the taste. Spend time exploring your preferred beans, using the perfect amount of coffee and water and adjusting the settings on your equipment. And finally - take notes so you can remember for next time.
Use filtered water. High levels of minerals in your drinking water can affect the taste of your coffee and your equipment. Invest in a machine that filters water for you or in a carafe with a water filter.
Buy your coffee beans fresh roasted, but check the roasting date. The beans require a few days to "settle" after they have been roasted. For black coffee you should wait 7-10 days from the roasting day to use the beans and for espresso as long as 10-14 days.
Use freshly ground coffee. Once your coffee has been ground, the flavour changes quickly. Only grind the amount of coffee you need and keep coffee beans in an air tight container to prolong the flavour.
And finally...find your perfect cup. Some cups may be more suited than others for certain drinks, facilitating the perfect coffee-to-milk ratio or allowing for the foam to distribute evenly across the coffee's surface. But what ultimately matters is what feels just right to you.
A single or double shot of espresso combined with steamed milk and foam
Original Coffee Tip - follow the technique from the latte, but let air into the milk for 4-5 seconds. The heavier the milk, the easier it will be to create beautiful latte art patterns. Original Coffee uses organic 3,5% milk for their Cappuccino.