Monthly Archives: October 2020

  1. Factors that Influence Caffeine Levels in Coffee

    Factors that Influence Caffeine Levels in Coffee

    As coffee lovers, we love a caffeine kick to get the day started. But we don’t want to end up with a queasy stomach or having to deal with heart palpitations from an overly-caffeinated cup of coffee…or drift off to sleep in the middle of a meeting because we’re under-caffeinated.

    Not sure what it takes to get that perfect amount of caffeine? Here are factors that influence the caffeine levels in your coffee.

    Type of Coffee Bean

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  2. The Importance of Water in Coffee Making

    The Importance of Water in Coffee Making

    It’s pretty obvious that a cup of coffee is largely made up of water. 98%, in fact. Which means that the quality of water plays a significant role in the taste of coffee.

    For those who want to get the best cup, here are a few basic coffee water brewing principles and tips.

    pH Level

    pH is an indicator of acidity and alkalinity. A pH level of less than 7 indicates an acidic solution whereas a level of more than 8 indicates an alkaline solution.

    For coffee brewing, a higher pH level means greater extraction of flavours – but that doesn’t mean you should be using water that is on either spectrum of the pH range. According to the Specialty Coffee Association (SCAA), the recommended pH is between 6.5 and 7.5 to ensure that your cup of coffee is well-balanced.

    Soft or Hard Water

    a man standing on a water puddle with a cup of coffee in his hand
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