To get a great coffee is important to take account of four steps: grinding, dosing, water and freshness.
Each method of preparation requires a different degree of grinding, because the final taste of coffee is influenced by the time in which water and coffee are in direct contact. The more coffee preparation time takes less, the finer coffee must be grinded.
Dosing the coffee:
One of the most important steps in preparing a good coffee is to use the right proportion of coffee and water. This proportion varies depending on recipe used. The best dosage is produced by combining several types of coffee from different parts of the world.
A cup of coffee contains 98% water, because of this brewing water must be clean. To get the flavor of coffee, the water should be heated almost to a boiling point, 96 ° C.
As with any food, coffee also is preferable to drink fresh . Oxygen, heat, light and moisture are the main factors leading to loss of quality in coffee. To keep the coffee fresh, it should be kept in a container, opaque, sealed and at room temperature. Coffee beans are kept fresh longer than grinded coffee, because the surface of contact with oxygen is much smaller.