A Guide to Brewing Coffee is essential for any true coffee connoisseur. Many of us start out with a great idea in our minds as to what we want our coffee beverage to taste like. Many of us have also had the unfortunate circumstance of trying many different blends only to have them disappointed (not brewed well) or not liked (off tasted). There is nothing worse than having tried a blend that you really loved only to find that it is bland and flavorless. For these two reasons, learning how to brew a great cup of coffee is invaluable to many of us. In this article, I will present to you how to make your first great cup of coffee now.
Before anything else, it is very important to purchase quality beans. High quality beans will result in better tasting coffee. It should be noted that not all “coffee” actually tastes good. Some of the most common names for popular commercial blends are Kona, Jamaican Blue Mountain, Guatemala City blends, and Kona Joe.
The next step is to purchase the best water possible. Depending on your location, you may have a hard time finding clean drinking water. If you live in an area where you are often exposed to dirty water, it would be in your best interest to purchase a water filter system. You can also use regular filtered water to make coffee if you prefer a cleaner taste. If you are new to making coffee, or just not comfortable making a mess with your water, I recommend using water already filtered.
Once you have the necessary water, you will need to acquire the proper bean type. For those who are just starting out, I recommend a drip coffee maker. This method makes the process of making coffee fast and simple. All you need to do is put the beans in the water and turn the machine on.
Now that you have the beans and water in place, you are ready to grind the beans. Place the coffee grinds in the pot and add water to cover the grounds. Steep the beans in the water for approximately two minutes. Once brewing is complete, remove them from the heat and allow them to cool.
If you follow the guide to brewing coffee as listed above, you should end up with a nice fresh cup of coffee. This method is the most popular due to its ease of use. Once you learn how to do it, however, other methods of making coffee can become much more advanced. You can spend some time experimenting until you find what works best for you.