The taste of your coffee often depends on where you get the beans. You should experiment with various brands and blends of coffee. Don’t base your purchase solely on price; a more expensive brand may actually have a higher caffeine content, resulting in your drinking less.
Carefully choose the water you use to make your coffee. If you use bad tasting water to make your coffee, the coffee will not taste great. You should also pay attention to the mineral content of your water. If you do not use water with a mineral count, you may not like the taste.
Only use cold water for drip coffee brewers. You should never use hot water inside these machines. The reason for this is that your machine is designed to heat the water during the brewing process. You do not want to use hot water in a drip coffee maker. This not only gives you bad tasting coffee, but also poses a safety hazard.
Sometimes when home brewing coffee, people often get the ratio of water to coffee wrong. A common mistake is using too much water in the machine and not enough coffee. The magic water/coffee ratio is about two tablespoons of coffee grounds per cup of coffee.