There are many brewing methods, so you should start by checking the instructions that came with your brewer.
- Start with 1-2 rounded tablespoons of ground coffee per six ounces of water.
- If you are grinding your beans, here are a few things to know: the finer you grind them, the stronger your coffee will be. For drip coffee makers, use a medium grind; for espresso makers and mocha pots, use a fine grind; for French press, use a coarse grind.
- Start with cold, fresh water. If your tap water has a noticeable flavor, use filtered or bottled water.