The Perfect Cup of Coffee

To make your cup of coffee, choose the type of bean and roast that you like.  For a mild coffee flavor, choose a Columbian or a “house” blend and for a stronger taste, use a French or Italian roast.  The amount of ground coffee and water you use will determine how strong your brew turns out; 1 to 2 tablespoons ground coffee per 2/3 to 1 cup water falls within the traditional boundaries.  Use the correct grind – coarse to fine – recommended for your coffeemaker.

  • 6 tablespoons freshly ground coffee
  • 2 2/3 cups cold water

To brew the coffee, use a drip-style coffeepot (preferably an automatic drip coffeemaker), and line the filter cup with a paper or gold filter.  Add the coffee, then pour the water into the water chamber.  Brew according to the manufacturer’s directions.  Pour the coffee into warm cups.

makes four 5-ounce servings

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