Coffee Howto

reality: n. something to be tampered with only after several cups of coffee.

  1. Always store roasted coffee beans in a sealed container. Do not store in refrigerator or freezer.—–Shelf life is about two weeks for roasted beans.
  2. Use the correct coffee/water ratio.—–The standard coffee ratio is 2 level teaspoons per 6 ounces of water.
  3. Start with freshly roasted coffee.—–Without reservation, freshly roasted coffee provides for a smooth, rich flavor.
  4. Grind the beans just prior to brewing.—–The flavor and aroma are released at this point.
  5. Make sure the pot is very clean.—–Residues of soap, hard water or old oils may adversely affect the taste of your brew.
  6. Use good tasting water.—–Bottled water works great!
  7. For the best coffee flavor, filter with nonreactive metal or glass.—–Use a stainless steel or gold mesh filter, a vacuum-style pot or an expresso maker.
  8. Drink your freshly brewed coffee right away.—–Don’t let the rich flavor of freshly brewed coffee go to waste!