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09 | Find the best coffee-to-water ratio.
A good rule of thumb is to use twice the amount of grams for every fluid ounce of water. So, for a 16 oz cup of coffee, use 32 g of coffee. Adjust to your tastes.
10 | Coffee warmers? More like coffee burners.
Does your brewer have a hot plate to keep coffee warm? Turn it off! Those plates are actually burning your coffee, slowly. Prolonged heat will make your coffee taste sour and old. Brew only what you’ll drink while it’s hot.
11 | Know the proper grind setting for your brewer.
Standard drips are like very rough sand. Press pots need a much coarser setting, while stovetop espresso makers should be almost as fine as powder.
12 | Invest in a burr grinder.
Blade-based grinders produce an inconsistent grind, as well as scorch the beans. Burr grinders grind the beans evenly, without harming them in the process. You’ll be surprised at the difference.