Over the past couple months we’ve looked atthe first two elements of three T’s of coffee brewing- Time and Temperature. Time is an important element in coffee brewing, as the amount of time the water is contact with the coffee determines the amount of coffee material extracted. This is the major component that affects flavor.
Brewing coffee is a work of science in which numerous elements, including the three T’s of coffee brewing, must align in order to extract the ideal coffee flavor. Last month we looked at Time. Now it’s time to take a deeper look at the second T of proper brewing—Temperature.
You’ve probably never looked at your morning routine of brewing coffee as a work of science, but it is. Numerous elements must align in order to extract the ideal coffee flavor. What are these elements? Water, filtration, grind and the three T’s of coffee brewing. The three T’s are: Time, Temperature and Turbulence. Let’s take a look at the first T -- Time.