Why Extraction is the Key to a Perfect Cup of Coffee

By ChefSteps Team Posted February 05, 2015

In this video, coffee expert James Hoffman of Square Mile Coffee explains the concept of extraction, which is exactly what you need to perfect in order to get an ideal cup of coffee.

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How do you take your coffee? We bet you have a tried-and-true answer—maybe you prefer it with a spoonful of sugar, a spot of half-and-half, hazelnut syrup and whipped cream, black, or just-give-me-the-damn-coffee-before-I-cut-you. The thing is: It doesn’t matter how you take it. If you take it every day, it should be perfect. Shouldn’t it?

In this video, coffee expert James Hoffman of Square Mile Coffee explains the concept of extraction, which is exactly what you need to perfect in order to get an ideal cup of coffee. See more at ChefSteps.com.

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