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5 Steps to an Amazing Cup of Homebrew Coffee - Part 1: Selecting Great Coffee

5 Steps to an Amazing Cup of Homebrew Coffee - Part 1: Selecting Great Coffee

by Mike Grubbs July 06, 2018

This article is the first in a five part series on brewing your perfect cup of coffee at home.  Everyone has a different definition of great coffee based on personal tastes and preferences.  In this series we provide information to help you understand coffee and brewing so you can enjoy learning and experimenting while you discover how to brew your personal best cup of coffee.
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5 Steps to an Amazing Cup of Homebrew Coffee - Part 2: Selecting A Brewing Method

5 Steps to an Amazing Cup of Homebrew Coffee - Part 2: Selecting A Brewing Method

by Mike Grubbs July 05, 2018

In this part we explore the selection of brewing devices and methods that allow you to control the key factors in the brewing cycle based on your preferences for convenience, time, and precision and the specific coffee and situation.
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5 Steps to an Amazing Cup of Homebrew Coffee -- Part 3: Controlling the Brewing Cycle

5 Steps to an Amazing Cup of Homebrew Coffee -- Part 3: Controlling the Brewing Cycle

by Mike Grubbs July 04, 2018

In this part, we explore the primary factors that affect the brewing cycle: grind, dose, water, temperature, and time.  The art of brewing amounts to dialing in on the ratio and balance of these factors to achieve a flavorful and balanced cup of coffee without the undesirable tastes and sensations that may come from brewing incorrectly.
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5 Steps to an Amazing Cup of Homebrew Coffee -- Part 4: Tasting and Profiling

5 Steps to an Amazing Cup of Homebrew Coffee -- Part 4: Tasting and Profiling

by Mike Grubbs July 03, 2018

Coffee tasting and profiling includes assessing the primary characteristics of coffee including aroma, flavor, acidity, and body.  Coffee tasting is important to assess and adjust the coffee and your brewing methods.  Almost everyone can be a good coffee taster with some practice and experience. 
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5 Steps to An Amazing Cup of Homebrew Coffee -- Part 5: Troubleshooting and Optimizing Your Coffee Brewing

5 Steps to An Amazing Cup of Homebrew Coffee -- Part 5: Troubleshooting and Optimizing Your Coffee Brewing

by Mike Grubbs July 02, 2018

In this final installment of the series we cover some of the basics on diagnosing and troubleshooting coffee that is not as amazing as you expected.  We also discuss ways to optimize and get the most from your home brewed specialty coffees.
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