Making coffee for a large group?
I will be making coffee for a large group of people and hate the way coffee tastes when using a big coffee urn. Any suggestions?ANSWER:
You make a good point. The larger the number of people being served, the lower the quality of coffee that is served. I don’t imagine that’s always the case, but I think it is true most of the time.
Keep in mind that it’s not always the coffee urn’s fault. When making coffee for large groups, organizers tend to save money by buying cheaper coffee. So you can certainly improve the taste of the coffee by insisting on quality beans.
Also, make sure the coffee doesn’t sit in the urn too long. Sometimes, for the sake of convenience, the “big group coffee” is made well in advance of it being needed. Then it sits there for far too long without being replaced.
If freshly made urn coffee, made from quality coffee beans, still doesn’t pass muster, you can try some other approaches.
You didn’t say how many people are involved, or what your budget might be, but you do have other options.
For instance, is there a quality coffee shop close by? Might they be interested in delivering coffee to your event?
Depending on the nature of your group, maybe volunteers could bring in their own coffee makers, plug them in and share the load.
It’s tough to make a clear recommendation without knowing more. But you can certainly make a better brew with your urn if you buy quality coffee and make sure it is served fresh.