Brewing : Recommendations; for a mug of coffee, that’s more like 8 ounces, and you’ll want to use 2 ½ to 3 level tablespoons of ground coffee. If you like your coffee a little stronger, you’ll soon figure out how much more coffee to add for each brew. Experiment a little and see what suits your taste the best. -Buy roasted whole beans or ground, but both, freshly roasted -Use fresh, filtered water -Maintain a clean coffeemaker and drink the coffee before one hour brewed.
Cold Brew Coffee: Delicious and refreshing way to enjoy coffee. You can buy different cold brewers but a simple French Press will do it. Pour a bottle of water(500ml) in a FP add two large spoons of coffee (or more), stir and let it rest for at least 12 hours in the fridge(slow extraction process). Press, pour in cup with ice , add your favorite creamer and its done. You can created your own recipe, adding whipped cream, milk, etc
Freshness – After coffee beans are roasted, it may take weeks or even months for them to get to your home. That is a problem because coffee beans begin loosing flavor as soon as they leave the roaster. Much of the flavor of coffee is found in volatile oils which evaporate when they come into contact with air. Valves are very important.The valve allows the gases from inside to get out of the bag, but not air going into the bag. Quality coffee suppliers put the beans in bags with these one-way valves. These valves allow roasters to put beans into sealed bags as soon as possible after roasting.
Grind your own coffee – in doing so you preserve the flavor for a longer time. Buy a coffee grinder that allows you to vary the coarseness of the coffee grinds to suit the coffee brewer you are using. Using the correct grind is very important in how to make coffee you’ll really enjoy. Give preference for Burr grinder over the Blade Grinder. Suggestion for a coffee grinder : Baratza Virtuoso
A Coarse Grind: This coffee grind is fairly large, suitable for French Presses and percolators.
Medium Grind: An all-purpose grind, suitable for most drip type brewers.
Fine Grind: This is the grind you would want for espresso.
More information read:
“How to Make Coffee” by Lani Kingston, published by Ivy Press