As a coffee lover who brews coffee manually, there is one important thing that you should pay attention to. If you want to get a perfect cup of coffee, you should look carefully at the right temperature to brew coffee.
Actually, Water Temperature has a very important role in obtaining perfect coffee flavor, therefore you should be able to maintain the water temperature appropriately.
Then, What is the right water temperature to get the perfect coffee?
Many people make the mistake of adding coffee beans to boiling water, this action is a waste if you want to brew the best cup of coffee. According to the National Coffee Association, Boiling Water has a temperature of 212 F and if we brew coffee at that temperature it will make a bitter taste of coffee and all your efforts to get a perfect cup of coffee will fail.
The right temperature range when brewing a cup of coffee is 195 F to 205 F. This is the temperature range that will ensure that the water soluble compound dissolves in water easily. The closer to 205 F, the better the taste will be. Anything less than 195 F will result in bad coffee extraction that will damage the taste of the coffee itself.
To maintain water temperature, you can also use a simple technique, by boiling water and then pour it into a different vessel. Leave the water for about 30 seconds, then you can use that water to brew coffee. Although not appropriate, the temperature will be in the range of 195 and 205 F. You can drink coffee at temperatures as low as 120 F, but when the brewing process, there is no alternative other than the best temperature range of 195 to 205. Remember, if the temperature is not right, coffee will not be true.
If you are making coffee with Chemex or French Press, you should pre-heat the vessel, simply by pouring hot water into it. The water temperature must be a control variable to watch out for, because the water will quickly cool down if it is too long ignored when poured into Chemex or French Press. Some of you would think “Is not this a bit extreme for my morning cup of coffee?” if you are not looking for the right measurements, be assured that bringing boiling water, then allowing it for a while before you pour it into the coffee, will keep you within the desired range.