I want to build (or find) guide which will focus on really important aspects of brewing for user with no experience in brewing. A lot of guides pay attention to equipment, to dosage (which varies depending on coffee/water). But from my point of view this is not most important aspects.
The purpose is to instruct on how to brew good cup without big effort, without big expenses, without experience.
Most important factors: coffee (fresh, qualitative) and water (use tap water if you do not have access to good filter).
If you do not have good grinder use sieve to remove the smallest particles (advice from @MattPerger).
The simplest, cheapest and most easy way to brew is “cupping”. It can be upgraded to french press as James Hoffmann sugested.
This guide should follow “hacker rules” by Tim Ferriss:
- Organise brewing process in the way to decrease chance of fail. What are chance you will do wrong pouring from Buno kettle without experience? I assume high, then lets remove this step, etc.
- Pareto principle: 20% of efforts will give 80% of result. As I said this should be manual on “how to brew good cup”. Not the best cup. For the best cup you will need to spend 80% more efforts to achieve lost 20% of perfection.
So my questions are:
- What do you think is the most important aspects of brewing? Coffee, water, grinder?
- Do you know simple tricks to instantly improve taste?
- Do you have advices on how to simply detect quality of beans, water?
Do you think this type of guide is good idea? Thanks.