How to Make Coffee Tips
Executive summary about tips make coffee By Tara Alley
Starting with the Right Beans
The first thing to consider in the process of making your own coffee is the coffee beans. To really make a "good" cup of coffee, you should purchase whole beans and grind them yourself. The Correct Grind for Your Coffee Maker.
You will need to grind your coffee beans according to the type of coffee maker you use. Medium: Ideal for drip coffee makers
Coarse: Ideal for French press coffee makers, percolators and stovetop espresso makers.
Overly fine coffee can make coffee bitter, and an overly course grind can cause coffee to taste flat. Never use coffee grounds more than once. The proper coffee flavors are extracted the first time around, any extractions to follow will develop into very bitter coffee.
Quality Water at the Right Temperature
The most expensive, perfectly ground beans in the best coffee maker on the market will be ruined when combined with poor quality water. Tip: the optimum water temperature range for brewing coffee is 195 to 215 degrees Fahrenheit. Your coffee beans will thank you, and you'll thank yourself when you taste the difference. Tip: never use distilled or softened water.
How Much Coffee to Use?
Aim for 1 to 2 tablespoons of ground coffee for ever 6 ounces of water.
How Long to Brew Coffee
Try to stick to the following time frame to brew the best coffee:
Espresso: 10-30 seconds
Plunger pot: 2-4 minutes
Drip Coffee: 5 minutes
Enjoying Your Coffee
Immediately pour your brewed coffee into an already-warm cup so that the coffee stays at the optimum heat for even longer. It'll be the best coffee you've had!