How to Brew Coffee

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Coffee is personal: the correct way to prepare it is the way you like it best.

That said, mastering a few basics will help you hone your technique. From here we encourage you to experiment with different roasts, origins or preparation methods.

Here are our tips for making a classic cup of coffee.

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make sure your tools, from bean grinders and filters to coffee pots, are thoroughly cleaned after each use.

rinse with clean, hot water (or clean well) and dry with an absorbent towel. It is important to check that there are no grounds left to collect and that there is no accumulation of coffee oil (cafeol), which can make future cups of coffee taste bitter and rancid.

If you’re using a single-serve coffee maker, check out our guide to keeping your machine in top condition.

the beans

Great coffee starts with great beans. The quality and flavor of your coffee is determined not only by your favorite brewing process, but also by the type of coffee you select. There can be a world of difference between roasts, so check out our guide to roast types.

some of the flavor factors include:

  • the country and region of origin
  • the bean variety – arabica, robusta – or a mixture
  • the type of roasting
  • the texture of your routine
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    While there are many options, remember that there is no right or wrong; for example, you can choose a flavorful, dark roast espresso and still have it ground to brew on a drip system. have fun trying and enjoying different combinations.

    freshness

    Buy coffee as soon as possible after it’s roasted. freshly roasted coffee is essential for a quality cup, so buy your coffee in small batches (ideally every one to two weeks). Check out our helpful tips on how to store coffee to keep it as fresh and flavorful as possible.

    and please never reuse ground coffee to make coffee. once brewed, the desirable flavors of the coffee have been extracted and only the bitter ones remain. instead, check out these six ways to recycle your old floors.

    the routine

    If you buy coffee beans, always grind the beans as close to brew time as possible for maximum freshness. a burr grinder or burr grinder is best because the coffee is ground to a consistent size.

    A blade grinder is less preferable because some of the coffee will be ground more finely than the rest. If you normally grind your coffee at home with a blade grinder, try doing it at the store with a burr grinder. you will be amazed at the difference! (whichever option you use, always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations when using your grinder and be aware of any necessary safety considerations).

    grind size is very important to the flavor of your coffee. if your coffee tastes bitter, too much may have been extracted or have ground too finely. On the other hand, if your coffee tastes flat, it may be under-extracted, which means your grind is too coarse.

    (Check out this simple infographic to help you determine the best texture for your preferred preparation method.)

    if you order ground coffee, tell the professionals where you buy the coffee exactly how you will prepare it. will you use a french press? a flat or conical drip filter? a gold mesh filter? they will grind it specifically for their preparation method.

    the water

    The water you use is very important to the quality of your coffee. use filtered or bottled water if your tap water is not good or has a strong odor or taste, such as chlorine.

    If you use tap water, let it run for a few seconds before filling the coffee maker and make sure to use cold water. avoid distilled or softened water.

    coffee-water ratio

    A general guideline is called the “golden ratio”: one or two tablespoons of ground coffee for every six ounces of water. this can be adjusted to suit individual taste preferences.

    check the cup lines or gauges on your specific coffeemaker to see how they actually measure. And remember that some water is lost to evaporation in certain brewing methods.

    water temperature

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    safety first! Of course, whenever you work with heat and hot beverages, take all necessary precautions for everyone from coffee makers to coffee drinkers and servers.

    Your coffeemaker should maintain a water temperature between 195 and 205 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal extraction. colder water will result in flat, under-extracted coffee, while water that is too hot will also cause a loss of quality in the flavor of the coffee. (However, cold beer doesn’t need heat.)

    If you’re brewing manually, bring the water to a full boil, but not too much. turn off the heat source and let the water sit for a minute before pouring it onto the floor.

    Coffee typically cools quickly after serving, depending on the container it is served in. and many coffee drinkers can add cream or milk which also has a cooling effect. Ultimately, the temperature at which any individual coffee drinker will prefer their coffee is a personal preference, like so many other things that make coffee special. these are some of the reasons why it is better to serve coffee immediately after preparation, when it is fresh and hot. cupping quality standards suggest brewing at 200˚f. when serving hot beverages, especially in retail or clinical care settings that present burn or scald hazards, lower temperatures should be considered. coffee drinkers often want to add cold milk or cream, or simply let the hot beverage cool to a comfortable drinking temperature. A study has shown that coffee drinkers tend to drink their coffee at 140 degrees Fahrenheit or less.

    Safety should always be a top priority when preparing and serving any hot beverage, whether for yourself or a customer. For industry-specific information, we encourage you to explore our food safety plan templates and workplace safety resources, and always consult with an internal advisor before making any safety-related decisions, as the nca cannot provide specific advice on a particular work environment or situation.

    preparation time

    The amount of time the water is in contact with the coffee grounds is another important flavor factor.

    In a drip system, the contact time should be approximately 5 minutes. if you are making your coffee with a french press, the contact time should be 2-4 minutes. espresso has a particularly short preparation time: the coffee is in contact with the water for only 20-30 seconds. cold beer, on the other hand, should be left to steep overnight (about 12 hours).

    if you are not satisfied with the taste of the final product, probably:

    • over-extraction: preparation time is too long
    • Insufficient extraction: preparation time is too short
    • experiment with contact time until you get the right balance for your taste.

      Enjoy your coffee!

      Brewed coffee begins to lose its optimal flavor moments after brewing, so brew only the amount of coffee you will drink. otherwise, the coffee can be poured into an insulated thermos and heated for consumption within an hour.

      (Don’t worry, old coffee probably isn’t dangerous, just not very appealing. Always use your best judgment before ingesting anything, no matter what you read on the internet.)

      try to enjoy your coffee with the same care with which it was prepared: absorb the aroma and notice the flavors in each sip. many people have been instrumental in bringing it to your cup.

      See also: How to Make Black Coffee that Tastes Good

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