How To: Make great coffee

Make great coffee

Tired of making less than stellar java in your drip maker? Getting great coffee at home is simple with the right ingredients! Watch this video to learn how to make great coffee.

You Will Need

* Fresh beans
* Grinder
* Cold water
* Coffeemaker
* Milk
* Flavored syrup
* Liqueur

Step 1. Decide on a grind

Figure out what grind your coffeemaker requires. Cone-shaped filters require a fine grind, while basket-shaped filters take a coarser grind.

Step 2. Grind beans

Grind the coffee beans. Pulse for 10 to 15 seconds for a medium grind, and 15 to 20 seconds for a fine grind.

When using a blade grinder, pulse the blade and shake or tap the grinder to achieve a uniform grind.

Step 3. Measure grounds

Measure two rounded tablespoons for each six ounces of water.

Step 4. Measure water

Add cold, filtered water to the coffeemaker's basin and close the lid.

Step 5. Brew coffee

Start the coffeemaker and enjoy the aroma as the coffee brews.

Resist the temptation to sneak a cup before the coffee is finished brewing. The flavor won't be balanced until the brewing cycle is complete.

Step 6. Serve

Serve the coffee immediately. Well-made coffee can be enjoyed black, with milk, or flavored with syrup or your favorite liqueur.

FACT: Arabians began brewing coffee around 1000 A.D.

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