Make coffee the way you like it! Try different grinds, different brew methods, different coffee proportions. There are lots of ways to make a great cup of coffee. These are just a few simple suggestions from our personal experience making coffee at home.
You can ensure you always enjoy fresh coffee by following these simple steps:
Grind beans immediately before brewing. Whole beans have a cellular structure that protects the delicate oils that provide aroma and flavor.
Different grinds give you different coffee tastes. Experiment with your grinder to find the one you like best.
Brew only what you will consume within 20 minutes or so. Brewed coffee left in the pot on a burner gets funky fast. A thermos bottle or carafe is a good way to hold brewed coffee, but it shouldn’t be kept much longer than an hour or so. You'll definitely notice the difference.
Fill your grinder halfway to the top with fresh beans (this is a standard 'measure' of sorts). If you’re making two cups, fill the beans to the top of the grinder. Grind them long enough to let others in the house know that fresh coffee is on the way. Pulse the grinder a couple of times and shake it a bit during the process.
Put a Melitta-style cone filter on top of your favorite mug and pour the ground coffee into the paper filter. Slowly pour hot water over the grounds until the cup is full. If you’re making two cups, move the cone back and forth between the two cups until they are full.
Many thanks to Abbey Duke of Sugarsnap for kindly sharing this wonderful recipe with us.