Coffee Tips

Random tidbits for brewing great coffee

Water temperature when brewing should be between 196-206F (91-96C)

Warming trays in automatic drip coffee makers can burn coffee, quickly ruining its flavor. Turn maker off after the pot is brewed. 

All coffee should be stored in an air tight container for maximum freshness and flavor. 

Beans should be brewed quickly after being ground. Grinding releases oils, some that evaporate quickly. 

Coffee beans vary in density, so the most accurate way to measure coffee is by weight with a scale. 

Here is a 1:16 ratio coffee to water quick reference chart. This is generally the starting ratio for brewing coffee, it is on the lighter end of the brewing range. For stronger coffee raise the amount of coffee used.

 

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