Give your coffee a jump start.
Here’s another set of quick tips to help you improve your brewing methods and the overall quality of your coffee. (Looking for tips 01-04? Click right here.)
05 | Keep your coffee equipment clean.
Whichever brewing method you prefer, clean equipment will always produce better coffee.
06 | Buy whole bean.
Grinding your coffee just before you brew will make the freshest cup. It may add an extra step to your brewing routine, but the results make it well worth the effort.
07 | Use a scale to measure coffee.
Darker coffees are actually less dense than lighter ones. That’s why it’s more accurate to weigh your beans on a scale instead of using a measuring scoop.
08 | Proper water temperature is key.
If your water is too hot, you’ll over-extract the coffee, resulting in a bitter cup. Too cool, and it will taste flat and thin. When you brew, aim for 195-205F (90.5-96.1C).