If you find this post useful, please take one second to like, share, or tweet it. Thanks!
© 2013 Shanna Lea
If you are like most coffee drinkers, you have your own opinion on how to brew the perfect pot of coffee. Most coffee drinkers agree that it’s a combination of cold, clean water and freshly ground coffee beans. And to make the freshest pot of coffee, why not grind the coffee beans right at home? A coffee grinder is the perfect gift for the coffee connoisseur and a nice kitchen accessory.
Grinding fresh coffee unleashes the bean oils and that rich delicious aroma before you brew that first pot of coffee. It’s like walking into a gourmet coffee shop each morning, right in your own kitchen.
There’s more to brewing a cup of joe besides grinding the beans: storing the coffee, measuring the grounds, type of coffee maker and water – these all affect the quality of each cup of coffee you make.
Techniques the Coffee Gurus Use: Tips for Grinding and Brewing Coffee
- Add 2 heaping tablespoons of whole beans to the grinder for every 6 oz of water
- For drip coffee makers—measure the water before starting the brewing process
- For strongest, richest flavor—grind beans in press pots or those with permanent filters, such as gold cones
- Do not use paper filters—they create an aftertaste and absorb the aromatic oils from the coffee beans that are essential for creating a superb taste
- If you do use paper filters—rinse them with hot water before use to wash away the aftertaste
- Know how long to let your coffee brew—fresh ground coffee is delicate. Left in contact with water for too long makes it bitter.
- On the other hand—if the coffee grounds don’t spend enough time with the water, it lacks the full and robust flavor you are seeking
- After brewing that perfect pot—don’t let it sit on the burner or hotplate too long. After 20 minutes the coffee ‘burns’ and will have a bitter taste, which can take a toll on your stomach.
Coffee grinders are easy to use and make it easy to start every day with robust and flavorful brew.