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Monday, July 12, 2010

How To Make Great Tasting Coffee

Tired of making less than stellar java in your drip maker? Getting great coffee at home is simple with the right ingredients!

Step 1: Decide on a grind
Figure out what grind your coffeemaker requires. Cone-shaped filters require a fine grind, while basket-shaped filters take a coarser grind.

Step 2: Grind beans
Grind the coffee beans. Pulse for 10 to 15 seconds for a medium grind, and 15 to 20 seconds for a fine grind.

Tip: When using a blade grinder, pulse the blade and shake or tap the grinder to achieve a uniform grind.

Step 3: Measure grounds
Measure two rounded tablespoons for each six ounces of water.

Step 4: Measure water
Add cold, filtered water to the coffeemaker’s basin and close the lid.

Step 5: Brew coffee
Start the coffeemaker and enjoy the aroma as the coffee brews.

Resist the temptation to sneak a cup before the coffee is finished brewing. The flavor won’t be balanced until the brewing cycle is complete.

Step 6: Serve
Serve the coffee immediately. Well-made coffee can be enjoyed black, with milk, or flavored with syrup or your favorite liqueur.

Related Tools / Resources:
Lavazza Crema e Aroma Coffee Beans, 2.2-Pound Bag
Cafe Altura Organic Coffee, Sumatran Dark Roast, Whole Bean, 32-Ounce Bag
Cuisinart DGB-550BK Grind-and-Brew 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker
Black & Decker DCM2000W SmartBrew Coffeemaker
Cuisinart DCG-20BK Coffee Bar Coffee Grinder, Black


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