STEP FIVE:

What’s the Right Holding
Time for Your Coffee?
The amount of time your coffee will stay fresh after brewing is called the Holding Time. Holding the coffee between 175°–190° (80°– 88° C) § will maintain its fresh brewed flavor over a specified period of time.

When a coffee decanter is placed on a warmer, the brew begins to break down with the application of direct heat. After 20-30 minutes your coffee begins to lose its fresh brewed flavor and may no longer be considered acceptable. Beyond 30 minutes, the flavor can deteriorate to the point of being objectionable.

If you keep fresh brewed coffee in an airpot or other closed and insulated container without application of intense heat, the coffee will stay fresh longer.

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