BREW LIKE A BARISTA
STEP 1: Heat the water
Boiling water can scald the grounds, but water that’s too cool won’t extract their full flavor. The ideal range is right around 200°F, give or take 5°. To reach that, boil filtered water in a kettle and then let it cool for 30 to 60 seconds.
STEP 2: Prep the filter
Pour a bit of just-boiled water through the filter to saturate it and wash off loose fibers that would sour your coffee. Then toss out any excess water from the cone and place it on top of the mug.
STEP 3: Brew the coffee
Fill the filter with 2 rounded tablespoons of grounds for 8 ounces of coffee. Gradually pour in just enough water to saturate the grounds. Wait for the coffee grounds to “bloom”– about 60 to 90 seconds. Now starting in the middle of the cone, pour the remaining water in a slow, narrow stream, working in circles out toward the edge. Don’t flood the cone.