If you want to know how to make good coffee at home that is consistent, easy, and can make multiple servings, this technique is a great one to start with. The key to flavorful coffee with an automatic drip coffee machine is in the grind, effective cleaning, and the water.
Start by filling the water reservoir with cold water that has gone through a basic water filter. Try to avoid using distilled water, as the lack of minerals will take away from some of the flavor. Use the markings on your coffee machine to measure the water for how many cups you want to make. Note that the standard coffee-to-water ratio is about 2 tablespoons for every 6 ounces of water!
Helpful hack: If you’re using whole beans, try to grind them as close to brewing time as possible for optimal taste and freshness.
Place your filter in the basket if it doesn’t already come with a reusable filter. Grind your fresh beans until they are roughly the size of sand and add the grounds to the filter. Turn on the machine and wait about three to five minutes for the water to drip through the grounds and into the pot. After you’ve made your hassle-free cup of coffee, all that’s left to do is enjoy!
Barista tip: Use fresh beans and rinse your paper filters with hot water before use to ensure you remove any chemicals before brewing.