• Question: Can you tell me how to make the perfect coffee (in your opinion)

    Asked by Rhys to Amy on 3 Feb 2021.
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      Amy Stockwell answered on 3 Feb 2021:

      An interesting question. There are so many ways to make coffee: machines, beans, strengths.
      I like a lightly roasted Kenyan bean, brewed using gravity, such as a drip filter using a ratio of 50g coffee to 1 litre of water.

      Machines which use higher pressure squeeze out more of the flavour into your cup, but I find those extra flavours taste a bit rubbery (think car tyres) and I don’t like that.
      Some people like really dark roasted coffees and prefer the flavour of beans from different countries. It is really a personal preference.
      I think that the science of flavour and understanding how we taste is fascinating.