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BREWING GUIDES

How to Brew with a Drip Brewer

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ABOUT THIS GUIDE

Brewing with a drip coffee maker is easy. With the right grounds, you’ll be enjoying a balanced cup in no time.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • Drip coffee brewer
  • Coffee filter (as needed)​
  • Mug
  • Water
  • Tablespoon
  • Your favorite ground Starbucks® coffee, like Veranda Blend®

WATER-TO-COFFEE RATIO

  • 2
    Tbsp medium ground coffee per 6 fl oz water (10 g per 180 ml)​
- 1 serving servings +
Drip Coffee Brewing
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How to Brew with a Drip Brewer

Coffee Machine Step 1
STEP 1

Add water to the reservoir

Always start with fresh, cold water and measure the correct amount using the markers on the drip brewer.

Brewed coffee consists of 98% water, so always use fresh, filtered water for the best taste.

Coffee Machine Step 2
STEP 2

Place the filter into the basket

Make sure the coffee filter is the right shape and size for your drip brewer.

Coffee Machine Step 3
STEP 3

Add medium ground coffee

Use 2 Tbsp (10 g) of grounds per cup (180 ml, 6 fl oz). For flat-bottom filters, use a medium grind resembling sea salt; for cone filters, use a finer grind resembling granulated sugar.

Store your coffee in an airtight container away from sunlight, heat and moisture.

Coffee Machine Step 4
STEP 4

Start the brew

Your coffee is done once the coffee is no longer dripping; interrupting the brew can affect the flavor of the whole pot.

Coffee Machine Step 5
STEP 5

Pour a cup & enjoy your coffee at home

For the best taste, serve within 20 minutes or keep your coffee warm in an insulated container.

Avoid reheating as it will dull the flavor. If your drip brewer doesn’t have an insulated carafe, you can transfer the coffee to a thermos.

QUICK TIPS

Each coffee machine has a different size for a “cup”—it can vary between 4–6 fl oz (118–180 ml). Not sure about yours? Measure and pour 12 fl oz (350 ml) of water into the reservoir and see how large a “cup” is.

AT-HOME TIPS

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COFFEE QUIZ

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AT-HOME TIPS

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