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How to Make Great Coffee

Tired of making less than stellar java in your drip maker? Getting great coffee at home is simple with the right ingredients!


  • Step 1: Decide on a grind Figure out what grind your coffeemaker requires. Cone-shaped filters require a fine grind, while basket-shaped filters take a coarser grind.
  • Step 2: Grind beans Grind the coffee beans. Pulse for 10 to 15 seconds for a medium grind, and 15 to 20 seconds for a fine grind.
  • TIP: When using a blade grinder, pulse the blade and shake or tap the grinder to achieve a uniform grind.
  • Step 3: Measure grounds Measure two rounded tablespoons for each six ounces of water.
  • Step 4: Measure water Add cold, filtered water to the coffeemaker's basin and close the lid.
  • Step 5: Brew coffee Start the coffeemaker and enjoy the aroma as the coffee brews.
  • TIP: Resist the temptation to sneak a cup before the coffee is finished brewing. The flavor won't be balanced until the brewing cycle is complete.
  • Step 6: Serve Serve the coffee immediately. Well-made coffee can be enjoyed black, with milk, or flavored with syrup or your favorite liqueur.
  • FACT: Arabians began brewing coffee around 1000 A.D.

You Will Need

  • Fresh beans
  • Grinder
  • Cold water
  • Coffeemaker
  • Milk
  • Flavored syrup
  • Liqueur

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