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Coffee Brewer

A coffee brewer takes very little time or trouble to produce an outstanding result with a very low-tech arrangement. The coffee brewer is made up of simple components, comprised of a plastic filter holder that fits snugly over a thermal carafe. These devices may not be as stylish as electric machines, but they are sturdy and attractive. Pour water at the right temperature through the ground coffee to guarantee even saturation and to ensure the water will take the best from the grinds.

Recommendations
  Use medium ground coffee for flat bottom coffee brewers

  Wait a few seconds for boiled water to settle before using in your Drip Maker - never use boiling water
  Stick to the rule of 2 tablespoons of ground coffee to 180ml of water (6oz)

 

 

   
 
French Press

The easiest way to steep coffee is in a French Press, offering the richest coffee this side of espresso. Start by rinsing the carafe in hot water before adding the coffee and allow the slightly cooled boiling water to steep with the grounds for four to six minutes. Then, slowly and carefully press down, pushing the screen to the bottom of the pot. Be sure to press slowly and grip the pot firmly.

Recommendations
  It is imperative that you use only coarsely ground coffee for best results
  Rinse the glass container with hot water first
  Never use boiling water - always wait a moment before blending grounds and water
  Coffee should be drunk immediately after infusing the coffee
  Stick to the rule of 2 tablespoons of ground coffee to 180ml water (6oz)

 

   
 
Moka Brewer

The moka brewer is an easy, inexpensive and time-tested stove-top brewer. The steam forces the hot water out of the chamber and through the ground coffee, resulting in drip coffee with a push. Steam machines like the moka brewer produce double-strength coffee. They are not for those who want perfect espresso but are great for those who want a convenient, better-than-average brew.

Recommendations
  Try to purchase a stainless steel rather than aluminum version
  Grind should be medium to fine
  Avoid boiling whenever possible


   
 
Espresso Machine

There are hundreds of types of espresso machines available on the market today. They vary in size, shape, specifications and functionality. An espresso machine uses pressure to produce the true, rich espresso and is becoming more popular in coffee preparation for the home or office. Though espresso machines require a little more skill, care and maintenance, the effort is well worth the promise of superior results.

Recommendations
  Always keep equipment clean
  Always use quality water or recommended water filtration
  Use finely ground coffee for best results


 
 

At Pacific 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 96C. 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.