Green Grinds Suggested Brewing Methods and Guides
Why is it important to measure your coffee and water when brewing?
When brewing coffee, small differences in the amount of coffee, water, and coarseness of the grind can affect the taste of the brew. The coffee-to-water ratio is a vital aspect to producing repeatable results for your perfect cup of coffee.
Everyone's "heaping tablespoon" is not the same and you can't guarantee that your own "heaping tablespoons" are consistent from measurement to measurement. Being exact helps to ensure that you are consistently brewing the perfect cup of fresh roasted coffee! Using a scale and measuring the weight of your coffee and water will allow you to accurately reproduce the aficionado's recommended ratio of 16/1 consistently. Consistency in your brew will allow you to experience and enjoy repeatable, fresh, flavorful drinking results.
Most folks prefer a 16/1 water to coffee ratio, but whatever your palate preference, accuracy and consistency is the key for guaranteeing you continually achieve your perfect cup of fresh roasted coffee.
Ratio by Weight: 9 grams of coffee to 150 grams (5 ounces) of water. This is the preferred and recommended method for achieving the 16/1 ratio, as it delivers accuracy and consistency in the brew method to deliver the Perfect Cup.
Hint: We measure grams on a small kitchen scale purchased at Target.
Filtered Water - water that is filtered by one of several methods such as: Activated Carbon, Aeration, Distillation, Reverse Osmosis or UV. A filtering process will purify your water of impurities and help eliminate tastes like chlorine or sulfur. Filtering can clear out many safety concerns also, like bacteria, heavy metals and pesticides, which will all cause our coffee to taste bad. A little homework and you can easily filter your water at home to help you brew that perfect cup of coffee each time.
Bonded Coffee Filter - a heavier weight, strong and durable paper filter.
Extraction - Hot water is mixed with coffee grounds transferring taste and flavors from solid to liquid form. The quality of the brew is directly related to the quantity of the extraction. Extraction quantity is measured and controlled by the rate of extraction and amount of time the water and coffee grounds are in contact.
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Grinding your Fresh Roasted Coffee Beans
When to Grind: To ensure you are experiencing and enjoying the freshest cup of coffee, you should always grind your beans just before brewing. The tantalizing aroma from grinding fresh roasted coffee is a sure fire way to spice up your kitchen any time of the day.
Why grind right before each brew? Because fresh roasted coffee beans begin to gradually fade in freshness, due to oxidation, after roughly 10-14 days. The beans don't expire or spoil at this time, but after about 2 weeks you are now at the point of defeating the purpose of purchasing fresh roasted coffee beans and obtaining the absolute best cup of coffee for yourself, your family and friends.
How to Grind: The Grinding of fresh roasted coffee is a simple process, provided you have the right tool. The tool you need is a Grinder. There are three basic designs you can procure - Blade, Burr, or Hand grinder.
The "Secret" for grinding coffee beans is the Grind must correspond to your brewing method.
Below are some general guidelines for Grind textures to correspond with your chosen brewing method. Please experiment to get the best flavor results to suit your palate.
“Coffee Grind Chart” by Chris Arnold at www.ineedcofffee.com: https://ineedcoffee.com/coffee-grind-chart
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