Just Brew ItOnce the beans leave the bag, anything can happen.
You're juggling a lot of variables: water temperature, grind, water to coffee ratio, method, and time.
We like these methods:
Drip Coffee Maker
Drip brewers spray 180 degree water over ground coffee for around five minutes.
You decide how much to brew.
The result: a smooth, clean, mellow cup
Put finely ground coffee into that part with a handle (portafilter). The machine will quickly (130 psi for 25 seconds) pump hot (195 degrees) water through the grounds to extract a shot.
The result: a sharp, tart, intensely flavored little cup (demitasse). It's the perfect start to a perfect latte.
It's back! This two-chamber, stove-top device draws boiling water from the lower vessel into the upper one, saturating the drip-ground beans therein.
As the steam condenses below, it pulls the brew through a filter, leaving the grounds behind.
The result: full-bodied, complex, and aromatic deliciousness
Start with a coarse grind. Add to the carafe to taste, then saturate with water just off the boil.
Let it steep for five minutes, then push the grounds to the bottom with the plunger.
The result: heavy, thick, syrupy flavor to knock your socks off.