200 Degree Water
- Wow! This is incredibly important. Have you ever thought, "why can't I replicate the cup of coffee that my favorite coffee shop makes"? I buy their beans, I bought a grinder, and I think I have a nice coffee maker.
- Many of us have tried to brew strong coffee, but it still has a bitter aftertaste. The issues is your coffee maker is brewing at too low of a temperature.
- Unfortunately, most drip coffee makers only brew coffee between 170 to 185 degrees. While, your favorite coffee shop is definitely brewing at 200 degrees.
- The solution is to find a coffee brewing method in which you can brew at 200 degrees. The cheapest way to do this is to buy a Miletta cone. You boil water, let it cool slightly, put your grounds in the filter, and then pour the hot water through Miletta into your cup or thermos.
- For more info about the Miletta cone and other ways to brew at 200 degrees check out our Equipment Corner.
A Good Cup of Joe
- However, I realize for many of you this road may be difficult to follow first thing in the morning. It can seem like a lot of work to get a Good Cup of Joe. I have three recommendations for you.
- First, try the first step or two along the road and see if you like the results. You may decide it is worth the effort.
- Second, you might be amazed how quickly you pick of this routine once you learn it.
- Finally, there are drip coffee makers that brew at 200 degrees. Unfortunately, they are very expensive, but if you love coffee like me they are worth every penny. Check out the Equipment Corner. for more info about a high quality drip coffee maker.