There are so many variables that go into making the perfect cup of coffee, but there is one simple trick to ensure you are able to replicate your perfect cup every single time, no matter which way you make your coffee.
Back in the day when coffee was a morning pick me up rather than my day job, I never understood why I could make the perfect cup one morning, and a very average one the next. Same coffee, same moka pot (that oh so satisfying gurgling noise as the coffee filled the top chamber), different results.
Sound familiar? The answer is easy and almost effortless – weigh how much coffee and water you use!
You may already have scales in the kitchen you use for your baking, if not grab yourself a cheap one like the $12 one I saw in my local Target store the other day. Look for a scale that is able to measure in grams, or if you want to spend a little more, look for one that weighs 0.1 of a gram (it may not sound like much of a difference but the more accurate you can be, the better!).
Then simply make sure you weigh how much coffee and water you use each day – you can also get extra nerdy by taking note of how much you use each day, and adjust up or down the amount of coffee and water until you find your perfect brew. This is your coffee brew ratio – more on this next time.
Have fun experimenting!