Brewing great coffee is a simple process where flavor is
extracted from ground coffee beans using hot water as the
catalyst. However, theres a craft to brewing good
coffee; capturing all the color, aroma, body and great taste
your customers deserve and expect.
So, if brewing coffee is so simple, whats the big
secret? To get the peak of flavor, its all in the
brewing processthe right combination of ground coffee
beans, good water, quality brewing equipment and the right
Wetting process begins with good water at approximately
(200°F) sprayed over coffee grounds.
Bed of 1 to 2 of ground coffee leveled
in coffee filter allow hot water to pass through grounds
During the extraction process, up to 70% of the flavoring
compounds of coffee (both sweet & bitter) enter the
Coffee stored in a heated, open vessel will increase
in strength as water evaporates from the brew. Applied heat
of warmer causes chemical compounds to change coffee flavor.
If kept on a warmer fresh brewed coffee will only
keep its optimum flavor a maximum of 30 minutes.
Whats The Right Amount Of
Coffee to Use?
What coffee beans you use is
a matter of personal taste depending on the beans used in
the blend decided upon by you and your roaster. But the
real secret to great coffee comes in the correct Coffee-to-Water
ratiohow much water is used over how much coffee is
in the filter.
As a rule of thumb, remember that too little ground coffee
brewed with too much water results in an under-developed,
weak-tasting coffee flavor. Whether youre using a
10 gallon server or a 1/2 gallon coffee pot, your optimum
brewing formula will fall in this recommended coffee to
water ratio, using traditional ground roast coffee brewed
to your personal taste.
2 to 4 Ounces of Coffee for Every 1/2 Gallon of Water