Coffee Brewing Basics You Can't Live Without

Coffee Brewing Basics You Can't Live Without

Ready to elevate your coffee game? Whether you’re brewing your first cup or your thousandth, here are some essential tips that will transform your morning ritual into a gourmet experience. If you want to make great coffee at home, read on...

The Right Tools for the Right Job

  • Grinder: Invest in a good burr grinder. The right grind size is crucial for extracting the full flavour of your coffee.
  • Scale: Precision matters. Use a digital scale to measure your coffee and water. A good starting ratio is 1:16 coffee to water.
  • Water: Use fresh, filtered water heated to about 93°C (200°F). The quality of water can actually make or break your brew!

Brewing Techniques to Try

  • Pour-over: Control every variable and extract subtle flavours. Check out our pour over brewing guide for detailed instructions.
  • Cafetiere (or French Press): Rich and full-bodied, a classic choice for a reason.
  • AeroPress: For a smooth and versatile cup, perfect for experimenting.

Choosing the Right Coffee Beans

When choosing coffee beans, your flavour preference plays a crucial role. Here’s how you can pick the best beans based on the taste profiles you enjoy: -

Nutty and Sweet Tones: If you enjoy a rich, full-bodied coffee that offers nutty, chocolatey, and sweet undertones, medium roast beans are an excellent choice. These beans are roasted just enough to bring out a deep, complex flavour without overpowering the inherent characteristics of the bean.

Fruity and Floral Notes: For those who prefer a lighter, more aromatic coffee with hints of fruit and flowers, opting for single-origin beans with a light roast is ideal. These beans are minimally roasted to preserve the delicate flavours and aromas unique to the bean's origin. Selecting the right type of beans based on these guidelines will enhance your coffee experience, tailoring it to your specific taste buds.

Quick Tips

  • Always store your coffee beans in an airtight container away from light and heat. Keep them in our resealable bag, squeeze out the air and pop them in the cupboard.
  • Clean your equipment regularly to keep your coffee tasting fresh.

Start your day with these brewing basics and notice the difference in your cup. Remember, great days start with great coffee!

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