- A burr grinder is best as blade grinders often result in inconsistent particle size.
- Grind only what you need for each brew, and grind immediately prior to brewing to ensure freshness.
- Use clean-tasting filtered water: bad water makes bad coffee.
- Do not use distilled water as particles in the water are necessary to adhere to and extract the coffee solubles.
- Brewing temperature should be 195º to 205º F.
- Coffee oils can remain on equipment and become rancid over time. Clean your equipment regularly!
The French Press: It’s as popular as it is misunderstood, and even neglected. Although the French Press has fallen out of favor as the go-to brew method amongst coffee nerds and coffee bars, it still holds a special place in our hearts (and in most kitchen’s, too).
The Kalita Wave is currently the most popular brewing device amongst both professionals and aficionados. It is visually similar to a v60, but features a flat bottom and ridged filter. The shapes of the brewer and the filter help to promote even and consistent extraction.