How to brew the perfect cup of coffee

As a business owner, we know you’re always looking to offer the best service to your customers, and with the UK becoming more and more a nation of connoisseurs it’s the standard of your coffee that sets you apart. If you’re in danger of also-ran Americanos, careless cappuccinos and lack lustre lattes, follow our guide to serving the best possible cuppa in your cafe.

Perfect Coffee Instructions

  1. Get off to a head start. You can’t make a decent cup of coffee without consistently good quality, fresh beans, so source your products from a reputable supplier and store your coffee carefully in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
  2. Grind your own. Ideally, vary your grind according to the type of drink you’re offering and the preparation method. For example, espresso needs the finest grind, as exposing more of the coffee’s surface to the water will result in a stronger brew. Most coffee drinks start with an espresso base, so it’s important to get it right. If you’re serving coffee in individual cafetieres, you’ll need a coarser grind so it doesn’t come through the filter and get into the cup. Don’t pre-grind large quantities, as the flavour will start to deteriorate – ideally, once ground, coffee should be used within three weeks.
  3. Measure up. If you’re measuring the coffee out by hand, use a graduated container and make sure all your staff are measuring in the same way, i.e. level measure or heaped measure. Individual variation means inconsistent results.
  4. Watch your water. If you’re in a hard water area, using tap water may give your coffee a bitter aftertaste. If so, it could be worth investing in a water filter.

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