How to Improve the Flavour of Your Coffee
Many times our customers ask us how they can improve their coffee and make it taste better. Really, to provide a rich and satisfying cup requires a few basic steps. One of the most important is to have the proper amount of coffee in the brew funnel. Weak and thin tasting coffee is usually the result of using too little coffee for each brew. Here's what the experts say, ten grams of coffee for every six ounces of water. A standard coffee scoop is 30 ml or two tablespoons by volume measure. This holds 8-10g of ground coffee depending on the roast colour; lighter roasts have a greater density and weigh more than the same amount of a dark roasted coffee. If you don't have a coffee measure one level tablespoon is approx. 5g of ground coffee.
This standard is thought to be too strong by some but really deserves your attention. When we started our business in 1973 we used 2 1/2 oz packages of coffee for 60 oz of water and this was for our office business. We didn't do foodservice accounts at that time. People loved the coffee and the only downside was that after 20 minutes the coffee rapidly deteriorated. This problem is easily corrected today by using thermal carafes to brew into to preserve the flavour of the brewed coffee. We recommend you use the richest coffee to water ratio you can afford. Your customers will be grateful and your coffee will taste like it was meant to!