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Okay, here's my response to xXBatmanXx's homework assignment from the forum yesterday. A perfect cup of coffee is easy to accomplish. Start with clean, filtered water and fresh (whole) beans roasted to taste. Grind the beans in a burr grinder (not one of those cheapie blade choppers). The generally accepted formula is a tablespoon of grounds per cup, but this is a matter of taste, as is how coarsely you grind the coffee (I make incredibly strong coffee myself, so I use a lot of French roast beans and a fine grind). Boil the water, and make the coffee in a simple Melitta cone (give the water a couple of seconds to come off the boil before pouring), which has all the functionality of a coffee maker with none of the dirt, calcium, and bacteria traps. Transfer the outcome to a thermal carafe, and it will be hot and fresh for several hours. Enjoy your coffee.

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27. Re: Cold Brewing Nov 16, 2007, 16:07 MeatForce
 

I've heard such conflicting word about leaving your whole beans at room temp or the freezer. I got a pamphlet from Caribou Coffee that said leave your beans at room temp and to NOT freeze the beans. Maybe they just want them to go bad so you have to buy more....

I've actually heard the same thing -- that the freezer is actually too cold and dry for optimal storage.

I compromise and use a really well-built airtight container that i keep in the fridge, but I've been told that as long as your beans are kept in a dark, airtight container, that even the counter is just fine as long as the room isn't hot..

That said, the BEST damn cup of coffee I've EVER had was in Cambodia using beans from Vietnam (the fox-poo beans), and it was not only freakishly hot there, but just ridiculously humid (the air was basically pure water as far as I could tell), so who knows.
 
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