November 27, 2009, Newsletter Issue #172: The right proportion of gourmet coffee beans to water

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To enjoy a great cup of gourmet coffee, you need to get the proportion of coffee to water right. Once you know the basic equation, you can adjust the quantities to suit your taste.

Here´s the basic brewing equation: 2 heaped tablespoons of coffee + 6 ounces of good water + a brewing time of 4-6 minutes.

The same equation applies to all coffee brewing methods - whether you are using a French Press, coffee brewer or percolator

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