It is a little known fact that Sir Isaac Newton was a great coffee lover whose early work helps us understand how to brew a great cup of coffee.
Newtons First Law of Coffee:
This equation states that if you take 2 tablespoons of junk coffee and add boiling water with a brewing device you will wind up with a cup of brewed junk coffee. Making a great cup of coffee isn't rocket science but you must start with the “right stuff” .
You need to have great fresh roasted coffee. No need to tell you where to get that. Use two tablespoons of ground coffee or 1 standard coffee measure for 6 oz of water. If you want to appreciate the full flavor of coffee you should use that amount and not less..
Coffee is 99% water. Good clean water is a must. If your city or town water looks and tastes like the Okefenokee Swamp then you should use filtered or bottled spring water. The natural minerals in water are important to the taste, so don't use softened or distilled water or your coffee will taste flat .
We strongly suggest you grind your own coffee just before you brew it. We will of course grind our coffee for you, but ground coffee has a much greater surface which when exposed to air causes the coffee to become stale. Grinding coffee permits the hot water to extract the flavor elements from the coffee.Grind the coffee as fine as you can without clogging your filter paper or leaving excessive sediment if you use a gold filter.
Grinding Devices vary from the old style hand grinders which do a fine job and can be worked into your fitness program. Electric grinders fall into 2 categories.The inexpensive blade grinder that cost about 10-12 dollars or the more expensive burr grinders. The blade grinders do an adequate job with some minor loss in consistency from one grind to the other. This is not a problem for the burr grinders but they are more expensive and some make a lot of noise. This may help wake you up in the morning if the coffee itself doesn't.
Buy enough coffee to last you only 3-4 weeks. After this time much of the magic of fresh roasted coffee is gone. Store 1 weeks worth of whole beans in an air tight container and freeze the remaining beans for future use.
There is no one best method. Use the brewing method you feel most comfortable with, whether its automatic drip, french press or fancy espresso maker. Most people use a coffeemaker which will heat the water to about the correct temperature. If you use a manual method, bring the water to a boil, wait 1 minute and then pour the water.
Newtons Second Law of Coffee:
2 tablespoons of Plantation Gourmet Coffee plus 6 oz of good quality water at the proper temperature with a brewing device = one great cup of coffee!
Enjoy one of life's great pleasure...
fresh brewed Plantation Gourmet Coffee