Tips for The Perfect Cup
At W Coffee, we are committed to sharing our expertise with the aim of expanding your appreciation and enjoyment of Specialty Gourmet Coffee.
Our enthusiasm stems from sourcing, storing, roasting, grinding, brewing and serving the finest coffees from around the world. And it's our pleasure to bring you these useful tips on Brewing Great Coffee.
·Use only fresh high-quality coffee, roasted and ground just before brewing. Whole beans stay fresher than ground coffee, and you'll appreciate the difference.
·Water comprises 98% of every cup, so use only fresh cold water and always measure it. If you're suspicious of your tap water, substitute it with filtered or bottled water.
·If your coffee making system recommends a particular grind, use it. This will ensure maximum flavor without bitterness. Our barista can recommend the correct grind.
·The proportion of water to coffee is very important. We recommend measuring your ground coffee every time. For a perfect cup, use 2 level tablespoons for each 6 ounces of water.
·Ideal brew temperature of water is between 90 to 96%C. Boiling water should never come into contact with coffee grounds as this can cause bitterness.
·Reusing grounds will result in a flat and unpleasant cup. Always use fresh grounds.
·Reheating coffee is not advised. Coffee can only be kept warm for 20 minutes on a hot plate before the flavor begins to deteriorate. If you want to keep coffee longer, consider an air-pot or vacuum flask.
·If you plan to keep coffee longer than a week, be sure to store the beans in an airtight container and place them in a cool, dark cupboard.