What is the ideal temperature water should be when making coffee?
Having your water be between 92 and 96°C is optimal to have your coffee brewed rather than boiled. At this temperature range, the desired aromas are extracted from the coffee, ensuring a balanced coffee flavour. A brewing temperature below this range leads to an unpleasantly acidic taste, while a temperature above this range leads to a bitter taste.
How do I make my coffee not taste bitter?
A coffee machine that uses the correct brewing temperature (between 92 and 96°C) and the correct brewing time is crucial for a balanced flavour that is neither too sour, acidic or bitter. In addition, the coffee bean itself or how it was roasted could also factor into how your coffee tastes.
How much coffee do I need per cup?
A rule of thumb is 5–8 grams of coffee per cup. However, this can vary depending on personal preference and how the beans were roasted. A good coffee machine has a significant influence on the extraction of aromas and can help reduce the amount of coffee used per cup.
What should I consider when looking for a coffee filter?
It is important to consider the size of the coffee filter. The ZWILLING ENFINIGY Drip Coffee Maker, for example, requires a size 4 coffee filter, also labelled as 1x4.
What is a coffee bloom and what are its benefits?
“Blooming” comes from traditional hand brewing. In the case of coffee preparation, it describes the formation of bubbles when the coffee is briefly pre-brewed with hot water, followed by a period of rest. This gives the coffee time to “bloom” before the actual brewing process, allowing natural gases such as carbon dioxide to escape from the coffee during the coffee-making process. These would otherwise result in an acidic taste. Another effect is that the desired flavours are more easily released from the coffee during the subsequent brewing process, leading to a noticeably better-tasting coffee.