How You Should Really Be Measuring Water For Your Coffee

Coffee is possibly the only beverage that can unite cultures from around the world. In fact, Statista reports that the world consumes 166.63 million bags of the beverage annually. But while many coffee lovers may head to Starbucks for their morning favorite, some may be more partial to brewing up a cup at home.

And there are a few ways coffee enthusiasts can guarantee a delicious pot of joe. According to Food and Wine, you should grind your coffee beans at home to extract the most flavor from the coffee grounds. Infrequently cleaning your coffee maker is one of the biggest mistakes you can make when brewing coffee at home, according to Insider. But if you truly want to brew a perfect cup of this beloved beverage, you must ensure that you are not measuring the water incorrectly.

You are aware, as are the majority of coffee enthusiasts, that the optimal brew requires 28 grams of water for every 1.5 or 2 grams of coffee beans (per Serious Eats). However, when preparing iced coffee at home, you likely reach for a measuring cup to determine how much water to use. And, according to Serious Eats, this is by no means the optimal way to measure water for your morning jolt.

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