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Preparing Coffee Your Customers will Appreciate

As coffee reaches record popularity, American's coffee tastes are changing. Consumers are becoming better informed and more discriminating which is why it is becoming so important to serve a good cup of coffee. There are many things to consider, but one of the most important is freshness. There are 4 precautions to take to help achieve this:
1. Use clean equipment, free of oils and residue from washing or previous use.
2. Use fresh water, preferably filtered, not just tap water.
3. Brew at the correct temperature! Ideal water temperature for brewing is 195-200 degrees. Bring your water to a boil, wait at least 1-2 minutes, and brew.
4. Use high quality, freshly ground coffee
Another important thing to consider is the temperature retention for hot beverages. For plastic insulated servers temperature will drop approximately 20 degrees in the first hour, 10 degrees in the second hour and 10 degrees in the third hour. For glass insulated servers temperature will drop approximately 2-5 degrees every hour. Results are based on pre-heating servers with boiling water prior to use.