Making a delicious cup of coffee is easy if you start with the best beans and follow some simple guidelines.
To help you avoid some common coffee-making pitfalls, Alton Brown offers these tips:
- Always start with fresh, cool water.
- Do use fresh spring or tap water
- Do use clean water with no detectable tastes or odors
- Don’t use demineralized water, such as distilled water, which lacks the necessary level of dissolved mineral solids (100-200 ppm) needed to give the water that “crystal fresh” taste