Coffee Brewing Guides
The key to a really good cup of coffee can be summed up in one word: freshness. It is critical to use freshly roasted, freshly ground beans. The quality of the coffee making equipment, and even the coffee itself, will be irrelevant if it is stale.
The next step is to use clean equipment because grounds and coffee oils can become rancid. Use good water - freshly drawn, and the purer and softer the better.
Water should be used at the proper temperature - not boiling, but approximately 88c and cups and utensils should be warmed beforehand.
It is also important that the correct grind of coffee is used for each method of making, see below.
Never re-use coffee grounds and drink the coffee as soon as possible after it is made.