Start with fresh, cold water
Use the correct grind for your device.
Ratio of coffee to water volume is important - about two heaped tablespoons per 6oz cup. If you wish weaker coffee please do not decrease the amount of coffee used as this will only result in a bitter, over-extracted cup. Instead take coffee that is already brewed to normal strength and top up with hot water. This produces a less-intense cup but still retinas the delicious coffee flavour.
Heat the water untill just off the boil. This is achieved by boiling the water and then letting it rest/sit for 15 to 20 seconds.
Serve immediately or keep in a thermal jug until ready to serve. Coffee that is left to sit on the heat after brewing will pick up an unpleasant scorched taste within 10 to 15 minutes.
Now that you know the basic principles of preparing great coffee you are ready to begin your quest for the perfect cup.
Find the perfect coffee beans for your brew - Happy Brewing!