A few tips to brew better coffee
So you got a new coffee maker for the holidays. Maybe you got a fancy bag of coffee, or maybe you have this kind of stuff laying around and can't get the taste how you want it.
When I talk with people about brewing coffee, the first thing I go to is are you weighing your coffee and water?
This is our recipe for consistently brewing a tasty cup. If you can justify the ~$10 for a decent scale, like this one: CLICK HERE you can start dialing in your morning brew.
Step One: Measure how much water you want to brew. Lets say you want to brew 1000g of water.
You would then divide 1000g by 15, 16, or 17. The ideal brew ratio typically is anywhere around 1:15 to 1:17. If you want a stronger cup, use the 1:15. If you want a weaker cup, use 1:17.
So 1000g of water to 62.5g coffee. (1:16 ratio)
Alright so you brewed up your coffee, but it still isn't tasting so great.
Did you buy ground coffee? If you're spending the money on quality coffee, do yourself a favor and buy a decent burr grinder. It doesn't have to be the best one in the world. But grinding your coffee right before you brew will increase the taste an incredible amount.
Check out this $35 burr grinder. I actually have one of these grinders at home. And while it's not a professional level grinder, this guy will absolutely do the trick.
Maybe you want a fancier hand grinder? Check this fancy hand grinder for $79.
So you're now grinding your coffee but still can't get it perfect.
Now you can dial in the flow which is directly effected from how fine or coarse your grind is.
Is your coffee sour? Try grinding finer. Let the water spend a little more time on the coffee.
Is your coffee too bitter? Dry aftertaste? Try grinding coarser. Let the water make its way through quicker.
I hope these tips were helpful!
Have a happy new year!