Decide how many cups of coffee you wish to brew. There is a difference between a cup of coffee and an actual measuring cup. A measuring cup is eight ounces and a typical coffee cup is about six ounces. You should use around 2 TBS of coffee in this 6 oz of water. Using a measuring cup will result in a watered down brew.

TIP! Only use cold water for drip coffee brewers. Never put hot water in them.

You should buy coffee that is ethical, consider getting some fair trade coffee beans. It might be a bit more pricey but the taste is excellent. You will also help out farms in developing countries.


TIP! Seek recommendations from those around you. You might not have tried blends that your friends and family have tried.

If your goal is to make great iced coffee, one way to do so is to put your entire French press machine into the refrigerator while you sleep. The greatly reduces the temperature of the machine before you use it. You can do this with cold water, and your coffee will be wonderful.

To help brew the perfect pot of coffee look no further than a new coffee machine. A French press will create the most concentrated flavor. Glass will not retain it for very long. Check out machines that brew one cup at a time if nobody else in your household drinks coffee.

TIP! If you like iced coffee, consider chilling your French press inside the refrigerator overnight. This will chill down the machine for hours prior to using it in the morning.

Only grind your coffee when you plan to use it. Once it is ground, coffee begins to lose its flavor. Utilize a grinder that has a blade. You will not only get a higher yield, but the grounds will be less powdery, and powdery grounds can make unsavory or bitter coffee.