Water Temperatue

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6 June 2014

You dont need to be a fanatical about water temperature to get a good result with different brew methods . Simply letting your jug sit for 2-3 minutes after boiling will be enough time for the water to cool to between 90-95 degrees . this is where we want to extract our coffee , any hotter and we get the harsh bitter flavours , any lower and we get the sour and under developed flavours . Of course you can always get technical and buy yourself a water thermometer , to get the temperature spot on . One more important fact to note is the quality of water when home brewing either in a plunger or chemex try and use filtered water it really does make a big difference . All commercial coffee machines run water filterers that are changed at least every 6 months .