EDUCATION

Build a better cup

TEMPERATURE:

The ideal temperature range for brewing coffee is between 195 to 205 degrees fahrenheit.

 

GRIND:

The grind of your coffee is important in determining the flavor.  It is best to purchase whole beans and grind as close to brewing time as you can.

Use the proper grind for the type of brewing method you use.

  • French Press: Coarse

  • Espresso: Extra Fine

  • Chemex: About as coarse as kosher salt

  • Single-cup Pour over: About as fine as table salt

  • Aeropress: About as fine as table salt

If your coffee is bitter, your grind is probably too fine and are over extracting the bean.

If your coffee is flat and weak, your grind is probably too coarse and you are under extracting the bean

 

PROPORTION:

The strength of coffee is a personal choice.  These general guidelines will be a good starting place for a consistently good cup of coffee.  Adjust as you like to make your coffee stronger or lighter.

  • French Press: 8 tablespoons (56 grams) for an 8-cup press

  • Espresso: 3 tablespoons (19 - 21 grams) dependent on the size of your portafilter basket

  • Chemex: 6 tablespoons (42 grams) for a 40 ounce Chemex

  • Single-cup Pour over: 3 tablespoons (20 grams) for a 10 ounce mug

  • Aeropress: 1 rounded Aeropress scoop (17 grams)

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