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Coffee Brewing Tips

Coffee Brewing Tips

Ideal coffee brewing isn’t always available. However, if you really want to try to make the best cup of coffee each morning, then here are a few tips that you can use.

  • Right Grind: finer grind means more bean surface area exposed to water; for longer brew methods (i.e., French Press) coarser grind is necessary; an even grind of any size is ideal.
  • Fresh, clean water: if the water doesn’t taste good, the coffee won’t either.
  • Don’t let it sit: coffee is freshest for about 10 minutes after brewing; transfer to a thermal carafe to avoid overcooking and over-extraction.
  • ”Golden Ratio”: 1-2 Tbsp. ground coffee for every 6 oz of water.
  • Watch the time: with drip system, contact time should be approx. 5 minutes; French Press: 2-4 minutes; for espresso, coffee is in contact with water for only 20-30 seconds; cold brew should steep overnight (about 12 hours).
  • Right Temperature: ideal brewing temp. is 195-205 degrees F; if boiling water separately for French Press or Pour-Over Cone, let water sit a minute to allow temp. to drop.
  • Store Properly: keep beans in an airtight container, out of light in a dark cupboard about 50-70 degrees F.

 Tips for Coffee Brewing-Monster Buck Coffee