How to Brew a Better Cup
So you want to brew a better cup, or you’re here because you have no idea how to brew a cup in the first place – been there, attempted that.
Well, you’ve come to the right place.
Not to freak you out or anything, but everything from the grinder you choose to the water you use can alter the taste of your cup. No pressure, right? Every machine is different, but fear not, with a little trial and error – and trial again – you’ll dial in a taste you love. As scary as this all sounds, it’s all about brewing coffee you like. Don’t worry about the experts. Don’t worry about the “shoulds” or the unspoken “rules” of coffee. We're here to set your new standard.
Let’s start with the basics.
1. Always use freshly roasted, just-ground coffee. Good news! Written is always fresh, so you’re already ahead of the curve.
2. Brew with water heated between 195 and 205F.
3. Store whole bean coffee in an airtight container, out of direct sunlight, and away from heat, cold, and moisture. That whole “keep your beans in the freezer” thing? Myth!
Ok, let's get started. Choose your brew method below. Not sure which to use? This guide can help you choose the best brew method for your needs.