If I was going to give some tips for making coffee at home (and I am, eventually) I’d probably just echo (but in different words) this great set of advice from Campos Coffee’s website. You’ll find it under their “About Us” link.
- Buy yourself a good grinder.
- Use fresh beans.
- Store them well.
Then they’ve got different tips on a few home coffee methods. I love that they don’t buy into the “you can’t make good espresso at home so don’t try” argument that I see trotted out occasionally. That’s just rubbish.