Good Morning Coffee
Water Temperature Makes All The Difference When Brewing Coffee
By Carly Weaver
Using hot water when brewing coffee quickens the extraction process, giving the beverage more flavor as hot water draws out the acids, oils, and caffeine from the coffee grinds.
If there is too little extraction, the coffee can lack body or taste sour, but with too much, it’ll turn bitter or harsh. You need the extraction rate to be just right.
Preventing a botched extraction process requires you to find the right balance where the water is neither too hot nor too cold to bring out the full flavor of the coffee.
According to The National Coffee Association, you’ll want to brew the coffee somewhere between 195 and 205 degrees Fahrenheit so it’s hot but not boiling.