Call it Americancoffee. Call it filtercoffee. By any name, brewed, filtered coffee is by far the mostpopularpreparation method throughout the U.S. and NorthernEurope, alive with aroma and rich taste. The method’s origins can be traced to early 20th-century Germany and the advent of paper filters.
Grind is critical. Choose medium, because coffee ground too coarsely will taste weak in the cup. If it’s ground too finely, you can expect a bitter brew. Use a thermal carafe and enjoy within a few hours of preparation, and be sure to clean your machine thoroughly (about once a week for daily users) to eliminate oil and mineral build-up that alter coffee’s taste.
For an expert brew:
Warm up the coffee pot for a few minutes, filling it with hot water
Use 7-8 grams (about a tablespoon) of ground coffee for about every 100-150 ml (about 3.3-5 oz) of water. The amount of coffee can be adjusted to your taste, or to the machine manufacturer’s recommendations.
Add water and coffee to machine
Remove from heat and pour into thermal carafe (if you don’t brew directly into one) to keep the coffee warm and fragrant.
An Important Word of Advice
Do not store coffee in a glass pot left on the heating element – it will make your coffee taste burnt, acidic and bitter. Ideally, use a machine with a thermal carafe, or transfer coffee immediately from the glass pot to a thermal container.