Brew Coach: How to Make Drip Coffee

A guide to brewing the perfect drip coffee at home

By Chris Ali


December 22, 2023

Brew Coach

For coffee enthusiasts, there's nothing quite like the aroma of freshly brewed coffee filling the air, signaling the start of a new day or a much-needed break. While there are various methods to brew a cup of coffee, the automatic drip coffee machine remains a favorite for its convenience and consistent results. In this guide, we'll delve into the secrets of making the perfect drip coffee at home, turning your morning ritual into a delightful experience.

Ingredients and Tools:

  • Coarsely ground coffee beans
  • Cold, filtered water
  • Automatic coffee maker
  • Coffee filter

Choose Quality Beans:
Starting with high-quality, freshly roasted coffee beans will set you up for brewing success. For brewed coffee, a medium grind is generally recommended, similar to the texture of sea salt.

Measure Coffee:
We use a 1:16 coffee-to-water ratio, such as 1 to 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds per 6 ounces of water. Adjust the ratio based on your taste preferences. (1 Tbsp = ~7 grams; 1oz = 28 grams)

Prepare the Coffee Maker:
Place a coffee filter in the coffee maker's basket. Add the coarsely ground coffee to the filter.

Add Water:
Fill the water reservoir of the coffee maker with cold, filtered water. Use the amount of water needed for the number of cups you want to brew.

Start the Brewing Process:
Turn on the coffee maker and wait for it to complete the brewing process. The water will pass through the coffee grounds, extracting the flavors and aromas.

Pour and Serve:
Once the brewing is complete, pour the freshly brewed coffee into your mug and enjoy!

Pro Tips:

  • Invest in a burr grinder for consistent grind size.
  • Use filtered water for best tasting results.
  • Avoid letting it sit on the warming plate for too long, as this can lead to a decline in flavor.
  • Clean your coffee maker regularly to ensure the best flavor and performance.
  • If your brew is weak and sour, try a finer grind. If your brew is bitter and strong, try a coarser grind. 
  • Adjust the coffee-to-water ratio and steeping time based on your taste preferences.

An automatic brewer is the perfect option for making a consistently delicious cup at home with minimal effort. Perfect for those busy professionals looking for cafe quality brews at home. By paying attention to the details in your coffee-making process, you can elevate your daily driver to a truly exceptional experience.

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