5 Must-Know Tips for Brewing the Perfect Cup of Coffee at Home

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Johnny Steverson, director of Specialty Coffee at Path Coffee Roasters, offers five tips for brewing the perfect cup of coffee at home. 

1. Find a respectable roaster who ethically sources beans and roasts them fresh (e.g., Path Coffee Roasters, 106 Purdy Ave, Port Chester 914-305-3595; pathcoffees.com)

2. Use only freshly roasted beans. Skip the batches that are more than two weeks old.

3. Upgrade your grinder. Expect to pay around $120 for a decent electric burr grinder. Keep in mind: The better the grinder, the better the coffee!

4. Give your equipment a good cleaning. Coffee brewers that smell like old coffee will impart that taste into your brew. 

5. Use a scale for consistency. Work with grams instead of ounces to create an easy recipe. Start with 32 g of coffee for every 455 g of water, and adjust from there.

 

 

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