9 Rules for How to Make a Perfect Cup of Coffee

A good cup of coffee in the morning can set the mood for your whole day. While you may be tempted to rely on a barrista to serve your daily cup, that can get pricy. With these nine simple rules you’ll be able to make your own perfect cup of coffee every morning, right in your own home. It’s easier than you think—simple things like storing your beans correctly and using the best filters will prevent unwanted bitterness or off-flavors from your cup. Whether your morning coffee is an estate-grown brew or just the best supermarket blend you can afford, follow these basic rules for a delicious, satisfying cup of coffee—every single time.

How to Make Coffee

There are 3 common ways to make coffee at home. The long-standing favorite has been a classic drip coffee machine, but pour-over coffee at home is becoming increasingly more popular, and French press is an easy favorite as well. Find out how to make coffee with all three methods with these easy steps. As a general rule, we recommend about 15 grams of ground coffee per 8-ounce cup of coffee. For four cups of coffee, that’s about 60 grams of ground coffee (or about 6 coffee scoops or 3/4 cup, though a scale will yield the best results).

Pour Over

Pour over

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