How Do You Brew Coffee?

Brew coffee by cleaning the coffee-making equipment, purchasing fresh roasted beans, grinding the beans, adding filtered water and brewing the coffee to the right temperature for the right amount of time. This takes up to 5 minutes. You need a coffee maker, coffee beans, a coffee grinder and filtered water.

  1. Clean your coffee equipment

    Thoroughly clean your coffee-making equipment before brewing a fresh cup.

  2. Purchase coffee beans

    Purchase fresh roasted coffee beans as close to the brewing time as possible. You should use your coffee beans within two weeks of purchase.

  3. Grind the coffee beans

    Grind the coffee beans right before brewing the coffee. Make sure neither to over- or under- grind the beans. Ground coffee beans that are too fine release a bitter taste, while a course grind results in a flat taste.

  4. Add water

    Add filtered water to the coffee-making equipment. Tap water can have a strong taste that interferes with the flavor of the coffee. As a general rule of thumb, add 6 ounces of water for every 2 tablespoons of ground coffee.

  5. Brew the coffee

    Brew the coffee anywhere from 20 seconds to 5 minutes depending on the type of coffee maker you are using. Make sure the water reaches a temperature between 195 and 205 degrees Fahrenheit for the best taste.