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The fundamentals of brewing coffee

The fundamentals of brewing coffee are straight forward. We complicate things a little too much sometimes. Keep the following things in mind and you’re on your way to a great brew. Water is a big factor… Water represents around 90 percent of your brew. In fact, you’re drinking delicious flavoured water. I don’t want to get too geeky and explain water chemistry, but to create the perfect cup, your water needs to be the best it can be. First, if the water doesn’t taste right, don’t use it. It’s pretty simple. As a rule, bottled spring water or a good filtration system are your best bets. I use filtered water from my Brita filter jug. Brita filters are an easy and cheap way to get great quality water both for brewing coffee and drinking. I did an experiment comparing Melbourne tap water to tap water filtered through my Brita filter jug. The results where based on taste. The Brita filter produced a sweeter and more acidic cup. Second, for most brewing methods, I recommend heating your water to …