How to Brew Coffee

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

However, understanding some fundamentals can help you perfect your technique. We suggest you experiment with different roasts, origins, or cooking methods.

Here are some of our recommendations to make an old-fashioned cup of coffee which will be helpful after your decision to buy coffee online.

The Equipment

Make sure your equipment such as filtering and bean grinders, to coffee makers, are properly cleaned after every use.

Rinse with clean, hot water (or clean thoroughly), and dry using an absorbent towel. It’s crucial to make sure there are no leftover grounds to collect and that there’s the absence of any build-up of coffee oil (caffeoyl) which can cause future coffee cups to taste bitter and rancid.

The Beans

Good coffee starts with good beans. The taste and quality of your coffee are not only determined by your preference for coffee brewing method, but also by the kind of coffee you choose.

Some of the flavors are:

  • The country and region of the region of
  • The variety of beans – arabica, robusta – or a mix
  • The roast variety
  • Your grind’s texture

While there are a lot of options, keep in mind that there is no right or wrong — for instance, you can choose a dark, delicious espresso roast coffee and grind it so that it can be brewed through drip systems. Try and enjoy various combinations.

The Grind

If you purchase beans that are whole, be sure to grind the beans in the exact brew time you can to get the maximum freshness. A mill or burr grinder is recommended since the coffee is ground in a consistent manner.

A blade grinder is not ideal because some coffees are ground with greater precision than others. If you normally grind your coffee at home with a blade grinder, try having it ground at the grocery store using a burr grinder – you’ll be surprised at the difference! (Whichever method you choose, always follow manufacturers’ guidelines when using your grinder and take note of any safety concerns that you need to consider.)

The grind’s size is crucial for the flavor of the coffee you drink. If your coffee is bitter it could be because you have over-extracted or ground to a fine. On the other hand, when your coffee smells dry, it is likely to be under-extracted, meaning the grind isn’t as fine.

The Water

The water you drink is crucial to the overall quality of your cup of coffee. Filter or bottle your water if your tap water is not good or has a strong smell or taste, for example, chlorine.

If you’re using tap water, allow it to run for a few seconds prior to filling up your coffee maker, and make sure to use cold water. Avoid distilled or softened water.