Ah, drip coffee. The humble, unassuming brew method that often gets overlooked in favor of more flashy, complicated brewing methods. But as they say, sometimes the simplest things are the best. And when it comes to filter coffee, we here at RevMatch Coffee we are firm believers that less is more.
Now, we know what you might be thinking: "drip coffee? That stuff is for grandmas and weaklings. I need something stronger, more complex, more...fancy." And to that, we say: hold your horses, cowboy (or cowgirl). Drip coffee might not be as flashy as a French press or as high-tech as a Chemex, but it can still pack a punch and deliver a delicious, full-flavored cup of coffee.
And let's be real, sometimes the most complicated brewing methods can be a hassle. Do you really want to spend your morning fiddling with a pour-over setup or trying to get the temperature just right on your espresso machine? Or would you rather just toss some coffee in a filter and let your trusty old coffee maker do the work for you? We know which option we prefer.
So don't sleep on drip coffee. Sure, it might not be as fancy as some of the other brewing methods out there, but sometimes simplicity is key. And who knows, you might even be able to dig out your great-grandma's old coffee maker and still make a killer cup of black coffee. Happy fueling!
Oh, and if you're feeling particularly rebellious, you can always ignore all these brewing tips and just wing it. After all, what's the fun in following the rules? Just dump a bunch of coffee in a pot and hope for the best - it'll probably turn out fine (probably).
But if you do want to make a strong, delicious cup of filter coffee at home and like to pretend you’re a fancy barista, here are some tips to keep in mind:
- Use the right ratio of coffee to water. For a strong cup of coffee, aim for a 1:15 ratio (1 gram of coffee for every 15 grams of water).
- Grind your beans coarsely. A coarser grind allows for better extraction, resulting in a bolder flavor.
- Let the coffee brew for the right amount of time. Aim for a brewing time of 4-6 minutes for a strong cup of coffee.
- Experiment with the water temperature. A higher water temperature (around 200°F) can result in a stronger cup of coffee.