Sunday, March 11, 2007

GroovyBrew Coffee » Best Coffee Maker:

I think I figured out why. It’s in the way I make and drink the coffee.

I grind the beans. I put them directly in the filter. I put the boiling hot water in. Three minutes or so later the cup of coffee is ready. And… I drink it immediately.

It doesn’t sit in the pot, simmering. There’s no delay between when the coffee is brewed and when I drink it. I don’t set the coffee maker to go then walk away, forgetting about it. When I want a second cup, I’m forced to brew it up fresh — just like I did the last.

The secret is that coffee tastes the best within the first 20 minutes of brewing. After that, the coffee begins to break down, as does the flavor.

10:40 PM