Tip No. 1 Water
- Water that tastes bad will result in coffee that tastes
bad. Try to use clean fresh cold bottled or filtered
water with minimal mineral content to avoid the unpleasant
flavor often found in regular tap water.
Tip No. 2
Temperature - Many consider hot water temperature from
170 to 190 degrees optimal. Never use boiling water...
Boiling water (212 degrees) brings out the bitterness
of both coffee & Yerba Mate
Tip No. 3 Coffee
Storage - If you have to store coffee for long periods
of time, put it in a dark cool place in an airtight
container. Freezing coffee robs the moisture content.
Tip No. 4 The Grind
- The grind should be fine, but not powdery. It should
feel sandy to the touch. It is best to grind
coffee just before brewing.
Tip No. 5 The Coffee
Maker - Be sure that your coffee maker is clean. A dirty
coffee maker can ruin the cup.
Tip No. 6 Quantity
Per Cup - While this is an individual choice, use one
heaping tablespoon for each cup of coffee as a good
Tip No. 7 Brewed Flavor
- Generally speaking, coffee looses its character after
half an hour. It should be thrown out after an hour
unless you store it in a thermos. Never re-heat or boil
your coffee, this makes it bitter. Some drip coffee
makes use a heat plate to keep the brewed warm. This
frequently overheats the brewed which also makes it