HOW TO BREW A GOOD CUP OF COFFEE!
Drip method coffeemaking is the optimal process for brewing
gourmet beans. Don't use a percolator if you can help it.
Water and coffee already brewed in the first part of the
cycle is mixed through the grinds repeatedly until the
percolator finishes brewing. This causes the coffee to taste
astringent. You want the water to be in touch with the
grinds only once. That's why coffee made by pouring hot
water over grinds in a filter paper is best.
Be sure that you grind your beans to match the filter papers
or machine that you are using. Too fine a grind will cause
the filter to clog- too coarse a grind will make the water
flow through the filter too fast and your brew will be weak.
Brewing a good cup of coffee depends on three main items
1 Type of coffeemaker
2 Number of cups your are brewing
3 Type of filter you use
4 Grind of coffee
We recommend a coffeemaker where the water only flows thru the grinds once. Some people prefer using a mesh type filter as it lets the oils from the coffee flow into the pot rather then being absorded by the filter. The finer the coffee the more flavor is released into the pot but if too fine the coffee may have a bitter taste. It is best to use the grind recommended for your coffeemaker. As for the amount of ground coffee to use start with the recommendation from your coffeemaker. If unknown, start with one scoop per cup and adjust to taste.
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