How to Brew Coffee

Coffee is personal – the right way to make it is according to how you like it best.

However, understanding some fundamentals can assist you in perfecting your technique. We suggest you to experiment with different roasts, origins or preparation methods.

Here are our suggestions for making traditional cups of coffee.

The Equipment

Be sure that the tools — from bean grinders and filters to coffee makers– are properly cleaned following each use.

Rinse thoroughly with hot, clear water (or wipe it clean) Dry with an absorbent towel. It’s crucial to make sure there aren’t any grounds left to accumulate and there’s the absence of any build-up of coffee oil (caffee) which could cause coffee to taste bitter and rancid.

The Beans

A great cup of coffee begins with good beans. The quality and flavor of your coffee online isn’t just determined by your preferred brewing process, but also by the type of coffee you tell them yo use when ordering it.

The flavor elements include:

The country and the region of origin
The variety of beans – arabica, robusta – or a blend
The roast type
You can feel the texture in your grinding

There are plenty of options, remember that there’s no right and right answer. For example you can pick an espresso that is dark and flavorful roast coffee but still grind it up to be brewed through a drip system. Try and enjoy different combinations.

The Grind

If you are buying the whole beans, you must grind the beans at the same time to ensure maximum freshness. A mill or burr grinder is ideal since the coffee is grinded in a consistent manner.

A blade grinder isn’t preferable because some coffee will be ground more finely than the rest. If you typically grind your coffee at home using the blade grinder, you should try grinding it at the market using a burr grinder – you’ll be amazed by the differences! (Whichever option you use ensure that you follow the manufacturer’s guidelines when using your machine and keep in mind any safety issues that need to be considered.)

The size of the grind is hugely important in the taste of the coffee you drink. If your coffee is bitter, it may be over-extracted or grinded too fine. In contrast If your coffee is flat, it could be over-extracted, which means that your grind isn’t fine enough.

The Water

The water you use is crucial to the quality of your coffee. Choose bottled or filtered water if the water you get from your tap is not good or has a distinct odor or taste, for example, chlorine.

If you’re using tap water, allow it to run for briefly before filling up your coffee maker and be sure to use cold water. Avoid distilled or softened water.