If you know a coffee lover, then you know that the holidays can be a tough time for them. After all, there are only so many boxes of K-cups and bags of beans that one person can use. This year, why not give the coffee lover in your life a gift that they’ll really appreciate: the perfect cup of coffee, made just the way they like it.
What You’ll Need
There are a few things you’ll need to make this gift happen. First, you’ll need a good-quality coffee grinder. A burr grinder is best, but a blade grinder will work in a pinch. Second, you’ll need some good-quality coffee beans. Third, you’ll need a pour-over coffee maker. Finally, you’ll need a scale that measures in grams.
Making the perfect cup of coffee is more of an art than a science, but there are some basic steps that you’ll need to follow. First, weigh out your beans on the scale. For every gram of beans, you’ll want to use 16 grams of water. So if you’re using 30 grams of beans, you’ll want to use 480 grams (ml) of water. Second, grind your beans to a medium-fine grind. You don’t want them to be too fine or too coarse. Third, place your filter in the pour-over coffee maker and wet it with hot water to get rid of any paper taste.
Fourth, add your grounds to the filter and shake them gently to level them out. Fifth, place the pour-over on top of your mug and slowly pour the water over the grounds in a spiral pattern, making sure to saturate all of the grounds evenly. Sixth, let the coffee steep for 3-4 minutes before removing the filter, and enjoy!
Making the perfect cup of coffee is an art form, but one that’s well worth learning for any coffee lover in your life. With just a few supplies and some basic knowledge, you can give them the best cup of coffee they’ve ever had – and one that’s tailored specifically to their taste. Merry Christmas!