Shaheen Guide to Brewing Essentials
Everyone deserves a good cup of coffee - the right way to make it is how you like it best. With our brewing tips, you’ll learn the proven techniques that extract just the right amount of flavor and enhance the taste of your blend
Here are our tips to brew a classic cup of coffee.
• The Brew Guides/ Tips
The general ratio is 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 tablespoons of coffee for each cup (6 oz.) of water.
The six main factors that affect your brew:
1- Coffee to water ratio
Most people find that when 20% of soluble solids are extracted from the coffee grounds, the brew has the best flavors. Too much extraction (too fine grind, too long brew time, too hot water, too much ground coffee) and the brew tastes bitter. On the other hand, under-extraction results in a thin, weak, sour cup.
2- Coffee particle size
A finer grind means more surface area of the bean is exposed to the water.
3- The Water
- The Water Temperature.
-The ideal water temperature is 195-205 f, since water is a better solvent at near-boiling temperature.
- The quality of the water. Bad tasting water makes for bad tasting coffee. Also, do not use distilled water. You need some mineral content to properly extract the good stuff from your coffee. The absence of some minerals can lead to very sharp and bitter tastes.
4- Contact time
How long the water and coffee are in contact with each other.
5- The quality of the coffee The quality of the coffee you are using, obviously, and also the roast level.
6- The cleanliness of the brewing equipment
• Methods of Brewing
1- Pressure / Vacuum
3- Pour Over/Drip