Keep the beans away from air until just before yougrind them
When you open the bag, transfer the beans into anairtight container of some kind, and then grind only asmany beans as you need for each brew.It’s tempting to grind enough for a few days. But if youdo, the ground coffee will lose some of its flavor.
Grind your beans to the correct coarseness for thekind of coffee maker you are using.
Buy a coffee grinder that allows you to vary thecoarseness of the coffee grinds. The grind should suitthe coffee brewer you are using. Using the correct grindis a key element in how to make coffee you’ll reallyenjoy.
This coffee grind is fairly large,suitable for French Presses and percolators.
An all-purpose grind, suitable formost drip type brewers.
This is the grind you would want forespresso.If you use a drip brewer and like your coffee strong, tryusing a fine grind.
Use good water.
Coffee is 98% water, and bad water can make adifference to the taste. There’s little point in learninghow to make coffee, and investing in good beans and acoffee maker, if the final taste is spoiled by poor water.