The Perfect Cup of Coffee
If you love coffee as much as I do, you strive to make the perfect cup in your home. Here are some of my tips for getting a great cup of coffee every time.
- 2.25 ounces ground coffee (12 tablespoons)
- 36 ounces filtered water
Rinse the coffee filter with hot water
Place the coffee grinds in filter
Heat water to boiling and allow to sit for 30 seconds. Water used for brewing should be 195 degrees to 205 degrees.
Using a circular motion starting from the outside wall and working your way inward, pour 40-80 grams (3 to 5 tablespoons) of very hot (not boiling) water over the coffee grounds, The grounds end up uniformly soaked but not dripping wet. Let the grounds sit for about a minute as they bloom.
Continue pouring the rest of the water
Place the filter in the coffeemaker’s basket
Add your fresh roasted and ground coffee beans and then pour in your hot water. Use just enough to soak the grounds without pouring through.
Wait 45-90 seconds, permitting the grinds to settle, and then simply operate the automatic coffeemaker as you normally would.
Gently pour a small quantity of hot water onto the coffee grounds. You should immediately notice a bloom start to form as foam on top of the water in the press-pot.
Let the bloom remain for 15-20 seconds, then stir it with your spoon. This is to ensure that all grinds in the bloom have complete contact with the water
Complete your normal French press brew regime, which normally involves 3-4 minutes of steeping time.
Calories: 1kcal | Sodium: 26mg | Calcium: 15mg