1. GRIND AND MEASURE
Grind the beans in a burr grinder. If you don’t have a burr grinder, grind in brief, sharp pulses in a blade grinder, stopping every couple seconds to invert the grinder and give it a sharp shake while holding the lid on.
When you grind finer, you prolong the steeping time while grinding too coarse can result in under-extraction.
Keep in mind that, usually, when you brew coffee, you need 2 tablespoons of ground coffee to six ounces of water. With drip coffee machines, the more coffee you brew at once the less coffee you need.
To make high-quality drip coffee you need more than just premium organic coffee beans. The water needs to be either filtered or bottled.
3. MAKE YOUR COFFEE
Ground coffee loses its aromatic oils in about 30 minutes from grinding if left uncovered. Therefore the best time to grind is just before brewing.
Depending on the brewing type, the time that coffee needs to be immersed in water may vary. For drip coffee, (pour over, or coffee machine), this time is about 5 minutes.
4. POUR AND ENJOY