April 27, 2015

3 Tips for Brewing Coffee

Tip #1 – Keep it Fresh

coffee in container

Keeping your coffee fresh is really important. One of the best ways to do this is by keep oxygen away from the coffee. Oxygen is one coffee’s biggest adversaries. The best way to keep coffee away from oxygen is to put it in an air tight container in a cool dry place. A cool dry place does not mean your refrigerator or freezer these places are equally as deadly to the freshness of your coffee for different reasons.


Tip #2 – Use Correct Proportions

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Using Correct water to coffee proportions is essential for brewing a good cup of coffee. The official recommended proportion is 2 tablespoons for every 6 oz of water. If this ratio to strong for you palate you could back it off to 2 tablespoons for every 8 oz of water but any less than this puts you at significant risk for under extracted, watery and thin coffee.

Tip #3 – Use Filtered Water

water in cupsUsing Filtered water in your coffee is an absolute must. There are so many toxins in todays tap water supply that can negatively effect how your coffee tastes. Unless you have a water test kit and know what to look for using filtered water is the best route to go.

Do you have a tip for brewing good coffee?

photos by (top to bottom) – Chris Campbell | Oberazzi | .thana

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