Secret #1 – Use a permanent coffee filter.
It’s a scientific fact that filter paper sucks up oils and aromatics. Permanent coffee filters like Gold Tone©
, are made of non-absorbent surgical stainless steel so they don’t absorb the flavorful and aromatic oils. Gold Tone goes one step further and treats the steel mesh with a special process that improves the filtration. The result? Gold Tone©
filters do the finest job of keeping the grind out of your cup, and this filter may just last forever and save you thousands of dollars worth of paper filters in the process. Really! So do your part to save 30 acres of forest each day and enjoy the best cup of coffee anywhere with Gold Tone©
Secret #2- Use good beans. Go to a local coffee roaster and buy only enough coffee beans to last you a week. Buying fresh beans is one key to good taste. When you buy beans make sure the beans are all relatively the same size and same color for even grinding and flavor. If you buy beans from the supermarket, at minimum check to see if the beans are Arabica.
Secret #3- Use filtered water. Even if your coffee maker has a charcoal filter it is best to start off with filtered water to ensure there are no impurities like chlorine or minerals to alter the real taste. Use cold water.
Secret #4 – Brew Hot, Hot, Hot! For the best tasting coffee ensure you have a coffee maker which can brew up to 202 to 210 degrees Fahrenheit (95-98 Celsius), just off the boil. This temperature is the optimal temperature to get the best flavor out of the bean.
Secret #5 – It’s also about the grind. Only grind as much coffee as you are going to need for that moment. The finer you grind, the more flavor you will receive. The grind has to be even to ensure even taste. If you are using a cheap coffee maker you should only use a medium grind to avoid over-extraction. Always grind according to your machine’s recommendation.
Secret #6 – Use two level tablespoons. One is not enough per cup of coffee. If you are making more than 10-cups of coffee you should use the strength meter on its highest position possible to allow more water to penetrate the grounds evenly. And stir the pot once the coffee is brewed.
Experience shows that missing one of these steps will affect the taste of your coffee.
Remember, the best coffee starts with fresh beans, clean equipment and clean water. At a bare minimum, these steps should always be followed to brew a great coffee.