Counter Culture Coffee's
TH E BA S I C S O F B E T TE R CO F F E E
Use freshly roasted and just-ground coffee.
Brew with water heated between 195 and 205°F.
Use 1.6-2 g whole bean coffee per 1 oz (28 g) water, adjusting to taste.
Store whole bean coffee in an airtight container out of direct sunlight, and away from heat, cold and moisture.
TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
The trainers at Counter Culture Cof fee have provided some guidelines and tips for the various brew methods.
Grinder. Burr grinders produce a uniform grind and are the preferred method at CCC. For best results, grind beans within a half-hour of brewing. Scale. A food-grade gram scale guarantees consistent results when you measure the coffee beans. Water Kettle. A standard kettle works for many brewing methods, but a gooseneck kettle is preferred for pour-over methods. Thermometer. A waterproof pocket digital thermometer is recommended for temperature precision. Brewer. Thanks in part to the popularity of specialty coffee brewers, there are many on the market to choose from. Each type has unique characteristics and it’s fun to experiment to see what’s right for you.
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