Why brewing coffee is a true craft.
Brewing coffee isn’t as simple as adding water and heat. Not following key factors can lead to:
- over-extracted coffee (taking too much of the soluble flavors from the bean) which leads to bitter and dry coffee taste
- under-extracted coffee (not dissolving enough of the coffee compounds), leaving coffee that tastes weak, sour and a bit salty.
Achieve The Golden Cup Standard.
These are the four key factors for brewing the perfect cup of coffee.
- Quality of bean/grind
- Size/amount of coffee grind
- Coffee-to-water ratio
- Brewing time
The Specialty Coffee Association has plotted out the relationship between these key factors to help ensure you produce the ideal coffee flavor and drinking experience every time.
To break it down a little bit easier, Red Diamond recommends the following:
1-4 minutes for Fine Grind
4-6 minutes for Drip Grind
6-8 minutes for Coarse Grind