Different coffee strength preferences

by Brad
(Oregon)


QUESTION:


My wife and I prefer our coffee with different strength. And, since the first one up makes the coffee, one of us is always disappointed with the results. My question is; if you make the coffee strong, do you affect the cup, by adding either hot water to dilute it or by adding cold water and heating it up in the microwave?

Thanks for your input.


ANSWER:

Brad, hi

Coffee strength is determined by the proportion of ground coffee to hot water (and the grind of the coffee). So the answer to your questions is yes. Make the strong brew, and then dilute each mug to taste with some hot water.

High-end coffee aficionados might raise an eyebrow at that advice, but for us mere mortals it will work just fine.

Nick

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Sep 11, 2009
;-)))
by: Jo

This is a lovely answer, Pistachio.. ;-))

Aug 30, 2009
I think not
by: pistachio

brewing coffee saturates the water,,,,the flavor is in supension........

adding hot water is dispersion.....

get another coffee pot and each of you makes coffee for the other...

wow,,,,, romance! and good coffee too.....

yeah,,,,,,,, thats the ticket~

pistachio

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