Coffee Brewing Tips

Quick Coffee Brewing Tips

What follows are a few coffee brewing tips.  These tips are here to help you experiment with your coffee brewing techniques and methodology.  For even more coffee brewing tips (as well as treats and treasures) the Grind Brew Love homepage has a Tips, Treats, and Treasures section.  A little hint about that section: the tip, treat, or treasure changes every time you refresh the page.

  • Experiment with the amount of coffee you use.  8 grams per 5 ounce cup is a great starting point, then adjust to your taste.  Often, depending on the type of coffee pot you are using, the ratio can change.
  • Similarly, experiment with the grind consistency.  A finer grind will extract more quickly, while a courser grind extracts more slowly.  This is particularly helpful with manual pour over coffee brewers, such as the Chemex.  Making the grind coarser will allow water to flow through at a faster rate.
  • Use good quality water to brew with.  If you use tap water with chlorine, for instance, it will negatively effect the flavor of the coffee.
  • Water temperature should be between 195-205 degrees Fahrenheit.  Once water comes to a boil, let it sit for about one minute, and it will be the perfect brewing temperature.

Coffee Brewing Tips