How do you make the perfect cup of coffee? Whether you use flavored K-Cups® (or better yet our flavored kups that work in the same machine but use more grounds and are 100% recyclable), or if you brew in a drip coffee pot, pay special attention to the freshness and quality of organic coffee you use. If you don’t use coffee pods, here is how to make a perfect cup of coffee from scratch.
Better Water and the Freshest Beans
For starters, don’t just use the water out of the tap. Always make sure it has been filtered, even if it’s just a water filtration pitcher you keep in the fridge. And make sure to use the best organic coffee available. It needs to be fresh, ideally within a week of when the bean was roasted. Grind the beans as fine as possible to get the fullest flavor. Make the coffee within 15 to 20 minutes of grinding the beans.
Measure about 5 tablespoons of coffee for 16 ounces of water, depending on how strong you like it.
You can use a regular coffee pot, but a French press will deliver the strongest flavor. It takes a little more time to get going as you need to boil the water and then wait until the coffee is fully steeped (about 10 minutes) but the flavor is well worth it.