Coffee. Freshly Ground, Freshly Brewed

I know posting a recipe for coffee sounds bizarre, but it took me a while to get it right, so I thought I should preserve it.

  • Beans: Whole beans, light or medium roast. Get them as fresh as possible, roasted that day would be great. Don’t get dark roast. “dark roast” is coffee-speak for “burned.” Put them in a vacuum seal or zip-lock bag and store in the freezer.
  • Water: Great water makes great coffee. Crappy water makes . . . well, you know . . . If your tap water tastes good, it’s fine for coffee. Otherwise use bottled or purified water.


  • 9 grams of beans for each “cup” on the coffee maker. For example, a 12 cup coffee maker would use 120 grams of coffee.
  • Weigh out the beans using a digital scale, then grind it on the medium setting (5 1/2).  I use a Kitchen Aid Pro-Line Burr Grinder.
  • Put ground coffee in your coffee maker, add water and wait! 😎